Troy University

October 16, 2012

The Trojan Multi-Purpose Arena at Troy University in Troy, Alabama recently became the home of a 28’10-1/4” x 14’8-1/2” x 8’6” high Thermo-Kool walk-in cooler/freezer combination. Thermo-Kool utilized the ability to manufacture in 1” panel increments to accomplish the unique design which included actual dimensions and numerous offsets so there was no wasted storage space and every panel locked-in-place with no cutting or pasting necessary at the job site. To avoid “hidden costs” during the installation, the walk-in was preassembled at the Thermo-Kool factory prior to shipment for a thorough quality control inspection. The walk-in package included 36” x 78” doors with 4-1/2” dial thermometers, 14” x 14” peep windows, three hinges (one spring loaded) per door, thermostatically controlled door frame heaters, 1/8” treadplate kickplates and jamb guards 36” high on the interior and exterior, vinyl swing doors and Modularm 75LC temperature alarms/light managers with long leads. To ensure maximum illumination on the interior of the walk-in a white stucco galvanized ceiling and 4’ fluorescent light fixtures were provided. Vinyl bumper rails and 1/8” treadplate wainscot were provided on the exposed exterior to protect the panels in the high traffic areas. Accompanying the walk-in was a remote preassembled refrigeration package which included electronically commuted motors for energy efficiency.

According to the Troy University website, Dr. Jack Hawkins, Jr., Chancellor of the University boasts, “This facility is about more than athletics. The entire campus will benefit through a first-class facility in which to hold commencement ceremonies, convocations and concerts.” (Source:

Thermo-Kool Customer Account Representative, Melissa Harrison, worked on the project with Brian Clark, Purchasing Agent and Jeremy Hawk, Project Manager with Hawk, Inc., Montgomery, Alabama and Thermo-Kool Marketing Agent, Jimmy Velotas with PMR, Inc., Birmingham, Alabama. Thermo-Kool Customer Account Representative, Kay Kepper worked on the project with the consultant, David Clark with Culinary- Design Studio, LLC, Lilburn, Georgia and Thermo-Kool Marketing Agent, Shannon Steward with PMR, Inc., Lawrenceville, Georgia.