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Briarcliff Manor, NY – January 8, 2024. Saw Mill Capital is pleased to announce the acquisitions of both Wyatt Refrigeration, Inc. (“Wyatt”) and Vertex Refrigeration LLC (“Vertex”) by Industrial Refrigeration Pros (“IR Pros”), a Saw Mill portfolio company.

Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Wyatt is a leading provider of industrial refrigeration services in the Pacific Northwest. The company focuses on specialized design, build, and maintenance of ammonia and CO2 based systems for seafood, produce, cold storage, and other industries in the region. Wyatt is a strategic fit with IR Pros, offering many of the same services with a focus on reliability and quality of work. The addition of Wyatt expands IR Pros’ footprint into a key industrial refrigeration region in the Pacific Northwest.

Vertex is a leading refrigeration service provider, headquartered in Mansfield, Texas. It performs maintenance, repair, and upgrade services for a wide range of industrial, agricultural, and food processing customers across Texas and the surrounding region. The acquisition fits a key strategic initiative for IR Pros to grow its repair and maintenance offering to complement its core design, upgrade, and build services. Like Wyatt, it also offers entry to an important new geography in Texas.

“The IR Pros Team is excited to welcome both Wyatt Refrigeration and Vertex Refrigeration to our partnership of companies. The companies share a commitment to their employees and customers that is core to our goals as an organization” commented IR Pros CEO, Curtis Czemeres. Further “The additions will help IR Pros grow into a truly national, integrated, industrial refrigeration platform as we expand into the Pacific Northwest and Texas. We are proud to call Scott & Justin Wyatt as well as Jeremiah Dillon our new partners.”

Tim Nelson, a Partner at Saw Mill, remarked, “These two acquisitions represent strong platforms to expand our reach in the west coast and central US regions.”

Saw Mill is committed to helping its portfolio companies achieve their full growth potential, both organically and through strategic acquisitions. All of Saw Mill’s unrealized portfolio investments, including Industrial Refrigeration Pros, are actively seeking acquisitions.


Industrial Refrigeration Pros is a full-service industrial refrigeration solutions provider serving the food & beverage processing, cold storage, and other cold chain industries. The company services customers nationwide with its highly skilled workforce and expertise across multiple system and facility types. For more information, visit


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