Our background in ammonia refrigeration
had its beginning with C.P. Wood, Sr. who started in the industry at the
age of fourteen in 1896 at the old Triumph Ice Machine Company located
in Cincinnati, Ohio. His
first job was as a blue print boy with the duty of developing blue
prints from the engineering department, accomplishing this by exposing
them to the Sun. With the
experience gained in this department he became an accomplished
experienced draftsman and went on in the company to become a salesman,
then sales manager and chief engineer. In 1922 C.P. Wood resigned to
form his own company, starting an unbroken series of ammonia
refrigeration installations, literally hundreds. As C.P Wood, Sr.'s two sons
David and C.P. Jr. became of age they also joined their father in the
ammonia refrigeration business.
At that time it was known as under the C.P. Wood Company. In the early 80’s the C.P. Wood Company was sold. C.P. Wood, III joined the family
business in 1983 and in 1986 partnered with Det Ohst to form a new
company. Det Ohst and C.P.
Wood, III then started an ammonia refrigeration business under the name
of Frigid Tek, Inc., which was later changed to AARDCO. C.P. Wood, Jr. is still
currently active at AARDCO.
Our record over the last century indicates our devotion to
ammonia as the perfect universal refrigerant. Ammonia installations
require a special ability that has been ours for years –