1950s white woman standing in front of a vintage refrigerator. The photo is is not colourized.

The Birth of The Refrigerator: How We All Ended Up With One

savannah History, Ice Types, Refrigeration

The Birth of The Refrigerator: How We All Ended Up With One This blog is part two of a two-part series from Memphis Ice about the beginning’s beginning of the refrigerator we all know and love. From ancient history to modern times, discover our ancestor’s fascinating journey to safe and sustainable cold storage.  Missed part one? Click here to read …

15 Old Refrigerators stored in an open space.

The Birth of the Refrigerator: Where Do They Come From?

savannah History, Ice Types, Refrigeration

The Birth of the Refrigerator: Where Do They Come From? The birth of refrigeration does not begin with the modern refrigerator. In fact, the appliance we use in our homes and businesses to keep things cold and frozen didn’t become a global household staple until around 100 years ago. Before the dawn of the fridge age, society had various natural …

Dry Ice Pellets held with a pair of gloves

Ask the Experts: Cold Hard Facts about Dry Ice

savannah History, Ice Types, Ice Uses

Ask The Experts: Cold Hard Facts About Dry Ice So, you’re curious about dry ice. Trust us, we’ve been there. There is a reason Memphis Ice doesn’t sell dry ice machines and storage. Turns out—and this is a real shocker—dry ice is a bit harder to handle over the frozen water ice we all know and love. We think water …

memphis ice machine company crew standing instead of headquarters

Memphis Ice: Where everyone feels like family…and some actually are!

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Where everyone feels like family… and some actually are! In the beginning Ha, don’t worry, just because the company was started by his father doesn’t mean we’ll share the story the way Jeff heard it as a little tyke on his father’s knee. As a matter of fact, Memphis Ice has more of an action-adventure type of history complete with …

Ice-O-Matic logo

Howdy, Partner: Ice-O-Matic

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Howdy, Partner: ice-o-matic Everyone who’s part of Memphis Ice is family. Our employees, our customers—and our partners. We love ice machines, but it’s the people, the values, and the service that give a company its lifeblood and create longstanding relationships. Today we want to talk about our partner, Ice-O-Matic. We’ve been a distributor and preferred servicing agent for Ice-O-Matic since …

memphis ice employee servicing an ice machine

The Chilling History of Ice Machines

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the chilling history of ice machines and how far we’ve come along At Memphis Ice Co., we don’t just sell ice machines…we are ice machine aficionados (we like that word better than “geeks” although the latter could also be considered true). We think ice making is pretty darn fascinating—from its beginnings in the 1700s to where it is today. These …