Nor-Lake Scientific

Nor-Lake Scientific

The Nor-Lake Scientific Division manufactures a complete line of refrigeration and environmental storage equipment to meet the most demanding needs and specifications. Laboratory and Pharmacy Refrigerators and Freezers, Blood Bank Refrigerators and Plasma Freezers, Chromatography Refrigerators and undercounter models are available. In addition, Mini-Room walk-ins are stocked for immediate shipment.Environmental Walk-in Rooms and Stability Chambers from Nor-Lake Scientific reproduce and closely monitor an environment with a precise combination of humidity, temperature and light. All Environmental Rooms are customized to meet the customers’ specific storage requirements.

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727 Second Street , Hudson , WI 54016 USA
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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Laboratory Equipment
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

Nor-Lake, 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, Nor-Lake has earned one of the most respected names in the refrigeration industry.  

In 1947, Nor-Lake was founded in the garage of a creamery in Hudson, Wisconsin (located just east of St. Paul and Minneapolis). In the beginning, Nor-Lake designed refrigeration products for bar and restaurant operations and some of its first products are still being used today.

Nor-Lake originally manufactured ice cube makers. Over time, Nor-Lake expanded its operation to include a large variety of foodservice refrigeration products. In 1982, Nor-Lake created a separate Scientific Division.Image

Nor-Lake has been a consistent leader in refrigeration innovation and design:

1981-Nor-Lake increased the insulation properties and energy savings of its products by changing from fiberglass to polyurethane foam insulation;

1989-Nor-Lake 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;

1994-Nor-Lake became one of the first companies in the industry to receive ISO 9001 certification;

1997- Nor-Lake started making CFC free foam to be used in its polyurethane insulation.

Through the years Nor-Lake remained a family-owned business until 2003, when it became part of the Standex Foodservice Group. Standex is a diversified manufacturing and marketing company with major operations in foodservice. Standex’s objectives are to improve organization productivity and lower operating costs.

Standex is comprised of a variety of companies that fit well with the Nor-Lake acquisition. These companies include: Master Bilt (manufactures refrigeration equipment mainly for retail), Barbeque King/BKI (manufactures fryers, self-serve hot displays, ovens and rotisseries), Federal Industries (manufactures fresh food display cases) and Procon (precision-crafted positive displacement pumps).

Today, Nor-Lake offers a wide variety of refrigeration systems including walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, milk coolers, ice cream freezers, environmental rooms, plasma refrigerators and chromatography refrigerators.