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Coborn’s, Hillphoenix Team Up For Presentation At NGA Show

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St. Cloud, Minnesota-based Coborn’s and Hillphoenix will give a presentation during The NGA Show on how grocers can navigate the upcoming changes from the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act.

The presentation, set for 8:45-9:30 a.m. March 11, centers on how Coborn’s countered the AIM Act by switching to CO2. It will feature Chris Braun, Coborn’s director of construction and facilities, and Derek Gosselin, director and technical product sales at Hillphoenix.

“With the AIM Act, we wanted to find a scalable solution that wasn’t just a temporary measure,” Braun said. “We wanted something that was future-focused and could set up Coborn’s for long-term success, too.”

The AIM Act is designed to phase down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons in the U.S. by 85 percent over the next 15 years. HFCs are used in several applications, including food retail refrigeration.

In 2021, Coborn’s installed new sustainable refrigeration systems in two of its locations. The change is expected to lower the electricity consumption and CO2 emissions by 3 million kWh and 934 tons, respectively.

“It’s always rewarding to help a grocer like Coborn’s navigate changing regulations in a way that is also good for their business,” Gosselin said. “Both Chris and I are excited about the opportunity to share our insight with the other independent grocers during our presentation at the upcoming NGA Show.”

In addition, Hillphoenix’s refrigeration experts will be at Booth No. 1023 to discuss best practices regarding upcoming sustainability regulations.

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