A look at one of the oldest refrigeration companies in America
American manufacturing is an industry with great responsibility – to our people, to our planet and to our economy. It’s rooted in handcrafted quality, where craftsmanship is the defining virtue by which all others are measured.
That’s why this year, we celebrate our 125th anniversary with tremendous gratitude. And it’s a feat that we could not have done on our own.
We’d like to thank our customers for choosing us, our partners for keeping us competitive, and our community for its support. And to our employees, thank you for dedicating your time and talents to make our products something we can all be proud of.
Walk down memory lane with us, as we look back in time at the triumphs (and struggles) our company endured since its early years beginning in the late 1800s.
MARVEL THEN AND NOW: 125 Years of American Manufacturing
First founded as Ranney Refrigeration in 1892, Marvel Refrigeration is built on a foundation of over a century of American-made craftsmanship and a long-ranging history of industry breakthroughs.
Since its beginning producing and delivering ice boxes by horse and buggy—to the precise and rapid Dynamic Cooling Technology of today—Marvel continues to innovate with the principles of preservation science at its very core. Trusted by hospitals, medical facilities, government operations and homes across America, Marvel prides itself in cooling technology so precise that it can store anything from delicate food, wine and beverages to biological lab samples.
Over the years, Marvel supported troops with vital materials for three wars, refreshed sports stadiums, and protected cold storage assets for hospitals and laboratories. And to this day, Marvel continues to enrich homes and institutions across America with award-winning products, innovative performance and impeccable design.
Today, our company stays true to its roots in American history, with a 175,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in the same community it first originated, Greenville, Michigan. We employ over 200 highly-skilled workers, some of whom have family that have worked at our facility for generations.
When you choose Marvel, you’re choosing over 125 years of handcrafted quality and leading innovation in the refrigeration business. You’re choosing American products, and most importantly, you’re choosing the best refrigeration technology available on the market.