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Empire Equipment Co. Buys TruTemp Equipment and Norm’s Refrigeration

Wholesale foodservice equipment distributor expands its footprint.

Empire Equipment Company acquired TruTemp Equipment, based in Phoenix, and Norm’s Refrigeration, based in Southern California. Together, the company will have seven distribution locations throughout the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest, and West Coast.

TruTemp and Norm’s are wholesale distributors of commercial foodservice equipment and aftermarket parts to the foodservice, hospitality, healthcare and retail industries. 

TruTemp distributes to the Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada markets. Norm’s distributes throughout Southern and Northern California. Empire is based in North Carolina.

The company distributes a variety of foodservice equipment brands, including American Range, Blue Air, Cornelius, Everpure, Ice-O-Matic, Royal, Scotsman and True.