Are the Winds of Change Blowing in Your Plant?

Food production facilities are complex, living, breathing, dynamic systems. Just like our bodies, our plants need to be kept healthy to operate correctly. Much time and energy is spent to separate raw and ready-to-eat areas, manage human traffic patterns, train employees, and test products in order to minimize contamination risks. With all of these activities occurring, how is it possible that there can still be contamination?



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Joshua Isely P.E. Welcome to GIR

Joshua Isely Welcome to the Team!

Phil Golden P.E, president of Golden Industrial Refrigeration, is pleased to announce that we have welcomed a new member to our engineering team, Joshua M. Isely.


Joshua is a professional engineer with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He comes with nearly 25 years of experience designing HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) and refrigeration systems. His knowledge and background in the industry will be an invaluable asset to our engineering team. We know he will help take the company to new heights.


Please join us in welcoming Engineer, Joshua M. Isely, to the company. It is an honor to have him with us.



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GIR’s Spring Highway Cleanup

Winter has finally come to a close- we think. With the weather finally being consistently above freezing, we figured that now would be a great time to tend to GIR’s Adopt-a-Highway service project.

On a sunny, 60-degree day, we geared up with neon yellow safety vests, gloves, and plenty of garbage bags. We divided and conquered the 2-mile stretch of Highway 18 that GIR is responsible for, with half of us starting on one end, half on the other, and meeting in the middle. It was terrific to be outside on such a pleasant day, to get a little exercise, and, most importantly, to give back a little to the local community.

After a long winter, the abundance and strange variety of garbage we picked up was at a high. We can confidently say that this section of the highway is looking a whole lot better!

Look for GIR at RETA Hershey, PA

The annual IIAR (International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration) conference is being held in Hershey, Pennsylvania this year from September 26th to 29th. Phil is escaping our Wisconsin office to attend and is hoping to see you there!

IIAR is an organization that, through advocacy and information, supports those involved with the industrial refrigeration industry. It promotes safe ammonia refrigeration practices, especially through its published standards such as IIAR 2. The conference serves as a great opportunity to learn more about the industry, brush up on important topics, to network, and to reconnect with associates. It is also a nice way for Professional Engineers to earn Professional Development Hours (needed for renewing PE licenses) by attending programs offered throughout the conference.

It should be a great time. If you’re attending, keep an eye out for Phil!