In 1947, Norlake was founded in the garage of a creamery in Hudson, Wisconsin (located just east of St. Paul and Minneapolis). In the beginning, the company designed refrigeration products for bar and restaurant operations and some of its first products are still being used today.
One of our original products was ice cube makers. Over time, we expanded operations to include a large variety of foodservice refrigeration products. In 1982, Norlake created a separate Scientific Division.
Nor-Lake has been a consistent leader in refrigeration innovation and design.
1981 - Norlake increased the insulation properties and energy savings of its products by changing from fiberglass to polyurethane foam insulation
1989 - Norlake was the first U.S. commercial refrigeration company to introduce a HCFC blowing Ozone Guard-22 polyurethane insulation, which reduced the amount of ozone depleting CFCs given off by the refrigeration products
1997 - Norlake started using CFC free foam to be used in its polyurethane insulation
Through the years, Norlake remained a family-owned business until 2003 when it became part of the Standex Foodservice Equipment Group. In 2020 Norlake was acquired by Ten Oaks Group and, along with Master-Bilt, became part of Refrigerated Solutions Group.
Norlake, Incorporated has grown to be a leader in the designing and manufacturing of quality refrigeration products. With its dedication to service and high-quality product line, Norlake has earned one of the most respected names in the refrigeration industry.
Norlake's Downtown Office
Norlake's Production Facility