KPS Global Expands Sales Team

(Fort Worth, TX, August 24, 2017)

KPS Global is pleased to announce the addition Patrick Rogers and Ron Smith as its newest Regional Sales Managers.

Patrick Rogers has 30 years of experience in HVAC/R systems and joins us from Hill Phoenix, where he was responsible for managing and inspecting equipment deliveries, assisting with system start-up, answering contractor installation questions and more. Prior to that, he spent three years as a Technical Support Supervisor at Kysor/Warren. Patrick is a graduate of SUNY Canton, where he earned his Associate of Science in Air Conditioning Engineering Technology.

Ron Smith brings with him 35 years in the supermarket industry, where he performed various positions in sales, operations and management. Prior to joining KPS Global, he worked as the Southeast Sales Manager at Source Refrigeration and HVAC, where he managed sales representatives and the customer support team. Ron held various positions during his 20+ career at Hussmann and owned DHR Mechanical before it was purchased by Source Refrigeration. Ron has received training in Six Sigma, LEAN manufacturing and served in the United States Navy.

“We are excited to have Pat and Ron joining our team. Their industry experience and extensive refrigeration knowledge will allow them both to play integral roles in bringing our products to customers while delivering unparalleled customer service”, stated KPSG Sales Manager Johnny Wood.

KPS Global Expands Product Line with Quick Ship Walk-In Coolers and Freezers

(Fort Worth, TX, August 7, 2017)

KPS Global® (KPSG), the largest provider of custom walk-ins in the nation, is pleased to announce the launch of its newest product line. KPSG will now stock commonly-sized walk-in coolers and freezers, ready to ship to customers within 48 hours.

As with its custom-built walk-in solutions, KPSG will offer everything needed to outfit a quick ship walk-in including jamb guards, closers, LED lights and a thermometer. In addition, refrigeration systems, insulated floors, shelving or kickplates can easily be added.

Best known for manufacturing and installing custom walk-ins, KPSG hopes to serve customers more quickly with their new product line.

Sean McGrann, KPSG senior vice president of sales and marketing said, “We take great pride in being an industry leader in custom walk-ins and will continue to provide custom panel systems. However, we realize sometimes our customers need a quicker turnaround. Or, perhaps they only have space to accommodate a standard-size box. In both cases, they need a reliable, fast and cost-effective option. Our quick ship walk-ins allow us to serve these types of customers within 48 hours.”

About KPS Global

KPS Global is the industry-leading manufacturer of insulated panel systems, supplier of aftermarket parts and replacement equipment and provider of seamless installation services. The company has three strategically-located manufacturing facilities to serve customers anywhere in the world. The company was formed in December 2015 by D Cubed Group LLC through the acquisition of Kysor Panel Systems from Manitowoc Company, Inc. and the Hill Phoenix Walk-ins Division from Dover Corporation. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, KPS Global is a privately-held company with more than 600 employees.

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KPS Global Contact:

Ashleigh Martin

Marketing Manager

Ashleigh.Martin@KPSGlobal.com

817-437-3965

KPS Global Announces Applied Sales, Inc. as Manufacturer’s Representative

(Fort Worth, TX, July 21, 2017)

KPS Global is pleased to announce the appointment of Applied Sales, Incorporated (ASI) as its newest manufacturer’s representative. ASI will manage the following five states for KPS Global: Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

ASI has been representing refrigeration specialties since 1968. Collectively, their team has 165 years of industry experience and their mission is simple: “do whatever it takes”. We are excited to announce that Applied Sales, based in Hudson, Wisconsin, is now a part of the KPSG family. ASI brings with it 20+ years of experience supplying walk-in coolers and freezers and other integral products to the refrigeration industry.

“ASI’s mission to “do whatever it takes” perfectly complements our own mission of being the single source to meet all customers’ walk-in and refrigeration equipment needs. It is just one of the many reasons why we chose them to represent our company,” said KPSG National Sales Manager Johnny Wood.

ASI had a similar sentiment when asked about the relationship. “For more than 20 years ASI has prided itself on being the one stop shop for all of our customers’ refrigeration needs. With KPSG manufacturing best-in-class panel systems along with supplying its customers with all the elements that make up the systems, their decision to bring us on board was a natural fit and we believe a win-win for our customers. We are very excited to be part of the KPSG family,” stated Skip Lindback, CEO of ASI.

About Applied Sales
Headquartered in Hudson, Wisconsin, Applied Sales, Incorporated has been representing refrigeration specialties since 1968. The company, built on customer service and relations, has more than 20 years of experience supplying walk-in coolers and freezers and other integral products to the refrigeration industry.

About KPS Global
KPS Global is the industry-leading manufacturer of insulated panel systems, supplier of aftermarket parts and replacement equipment and provider of seamless installation services. The company has three strategically-located manufacturing facilities to serve customers anywhere in the world. The company was formed in December 2015 by D Cubed Group LLC through the acquisition of Kysor Panel Systems from Manitowoc Company, Inc. and the Hill Phoenix Walk-ins Division from Dover Corporation. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, KPS Global is a privately-held company with more than 600 employees.

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Applied Sales Inc Contact:
Skip Lindback
CEO
Skip@applied-sales.com
715-808-8500

KPS Global Contact:
Ashleigh Martin
Marketing Manager
Ashleigh.Martin@KPSGlobal.com
817-437-3965

KPS Global Announces H.E. Myers & Associates, Inc. as Manufacturer’s Representative

(Fort Worth, TX, July 17, 2017)

KPS Global is pleased to announce the appointment of H.E. Myers & Associates, Inc. as its newest manufacturer’s representative. H.E. Myers will manage the following states for KPS Global: Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington D.C. as well as North Central and Western New York State and Southern New Jersey.

H.E. Myers has been representing refrigeration specialties since 1979. Since then, they have earned their reputation by aligning with only the best brands in the cold storage industry. We are excited to announce that H.E. Myers, based in South Central Pennsylvania, is now part of the KPSG representation family.

Johnny Wood, national sales manager, KPSG, stated “For the past thirty years, H.E. Myers & Associates has added only the best names in the business to its list of manufacturers they represent. We’re proud to now be part of that list and are thrilled to have them on board.”

“Even in this digital age, we still believe in the value of face-to-face meetings just like KPSG. That is why we’re proud to be collaborating with them to introduce quality products while providing superior customer service. It’s a true win-win for both companies,” said Harold E. Myers, president of H.E. Myers & Associates.

About H.E. Myers & Associates, Inc.
Founded just over thirty years ago, H.E. Myers, Inc. has represented only the best names in refrigeration and air conditioning since 1979. Located in South Central Pennsylvania with branch offices in Maryland and Virginia, the company conveniently serves a six-state region including Washington D.C.

About KPS Global
KPS Global is the industry-leading manufacturer of insulated panel systems, supplier of aftermarket parts and replacement equipment and provider of seamless installation services. The company has three strategically-located manufacturing facilities to serve customers anywhere in the world. The company was formed in December 2015 by D Cubed Group LLC through the acquisition of Kysor Panel Systems from Manitowoc Company, Inc. and the Hill Phoenix Walk-ins Division from Dover Corporation. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, KPS Global is a privately-held company with more than 600 employees.

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H.E. Myers & Associates, Inc. Contact:
Harold E. Myers
President
hem@hemyers.com
717-774-0362

KPS Global Contact:
Ashleigh Martin
Marketing Manager
Ashleigh.Martin@KPSGlobal.com
817-437-3965

KPS Global Announces Swanson & Associates as Manufacturer’s Representative

(Fort Worth, TX, July 13, 2017)

KPS Global is pleased to announce the appointment of Swanson & Associates as its newest manufacturer’s representative. Swanson & Associates will manage the following four states for KPS Global: Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Nevada.

Swanson & Associates has been representing refrigeration specialties since 2002. Since then, the company has grown through expertise, innovation and professionalism. We are excited to announce that Swanson & Associates, based in Phoenix, Arizona, is now a part of the KPSG representation family. Swanson & Associates brings with it 15 years of experience supplying walk-in coolers and freezers and other integral products to the refrigeration industry.

“Swanson & Associates aims to be the premier provider of sales services and representation to the highest quality manufacturers, all the while delivering the most innovative products available on the market to customers”, said Johnny Wood, national sales manager, KPSG. “We’re excited to add Swanson to the KPSG family.”

Russ Swanson, principle of Swanson & Associates, said that partnering with KPSG was a “natural fit because both companies believe innovation is essential in providing top-notch customer service and cost savings, and in developing strong customer relations in the current competitive environment.”

About Swanson & Associates
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Swanson & Associates represents cold storage and specialty door companies who are industry leaders in innovation and customer service. The company, built on providing superior customer service and relations, was established in the Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions in 2002.

About KPS Global
KPS Global is the industry-leading manufacturer of insulated panel systems, supplier of aftermarket parts and replacement equipment and provider of seamless installation services. The company has three strategically-located manufacturing facilities to serve customers anywhere in the world. The company was formed in December 2015 by D Cubed Group LLC through the acquisition of Kysor Panel Systems from Manitowoc Company, Inc. and the Hill Phoenix Walk-ins Division from Dover Corporation. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, KPS Global is a privately-held company with more than 600 employees.

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Swanson & Associates Contact:
Russ Swanson
Principle
russswanson@cox.net
503-705-9103

KPS Global Contact:
Ashleigh Martin
Marketing Manager
Ashleigh.Martin@KPSGlobal.com
817-437-3965

KPS Global Announces AMF Refrigerated Products, Inc. as Manufacturer’s Representative

(Fort Worth, TX, July 12, 2017)

KPS Global is pleased to announce the appointment of AMF Refrigerated Products, Inc. (AMFRP) as its newest manufacturer’s representative. AMFRP will manage the following states for KPS Global: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont as well as Northern New Jersey and New York City.

AMFRP has been representing refrigeration specialties since 1992. Collectively, their team has more than 60 years of industry experience. The company prides itself on connecting grocery retailers with top of the line manufacturers. We are excited to announce that AMFRP, based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is now a part of the KPSG representation family.

“AMFRP has an elite sales force operating with expert knowledge and dedication. We believe these qualities make them an ideal representative for KPSG. Together, we look forward to offering unparalleled customer service,” stated KPSG Sales Manager Johnny Wood.

Kersten Formento, New Business Development for AMFRP stated, “Our customers value high performance, reliability and longevity and we know KPSG is a company that prides itself on these three tenants. They are echoed in all that they do—from using only the best materials to focusing on industry-leading R&D. That’s why we’re thrilled to be introducing their high-quality products to retailers and anticipate great things as their representative.”

About AMF Refrigerated Products, Inc.
AMF Refrigerated Products, Inc. is a manufacturer’s representative agency and refrigeration dealer located in Bucks County, PA. Since 1992, AMF has been supplying supermarkets and retailers with quality fixtures and now boasts a combined staff industry experience of over 60 years.

About KPS Global
KPS Global is the industry-leading manufacturer of insulated panel systems, supplier of aftermarket parts and replacement equipment and provider of seamless installation services. The company has three strategically-located manufacturing facilities to serve customers anywhere in the world. The company was formed in December 2015 by D Cubed Group LLC through the acquisition of Kysor Panel Systems from Manitowoc Company, Inc. and the Hill Phoenix Walk-ins Division from Dover Corporation. Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, KPS Global is a privately-held company with more than 600 employees.
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AMF Refrigerated Products, Inc. Contact:
Kersten Formento
New Business Development
kersten@amfsales.net
267-980-4088

KPS Global Contact:
Ashleigh Martin
Marketing Manager
Ashleigh.Martin@KPSGlobal.com
817-437-3965

KPS Global Names Jeff Clark as CEO

(Fort Worth, TX, June 9, 2017)

KPS Global announced it has named industry veteran Jeff Clark as Chief Executive Officer. “We are thrilled to have Jeff take on the leadership of KPSG,” said Glenn Kaufman, Chairman of KPS Global’s Board of Directors. “As the market-leader in the Walk-In business, KPSG is focused on continuously upping the bar on quality, the customer experience, and bringing innovation to the marketplace. There is nobody in this industry who has driven those things as effectively long-term as Jeff.” The Board of Directors is committed to supporting KPS Global with any resources needed to deliver for its customers and employees, Kaufman noted.

Clark has been Vice Chairman at KPS Global since its formation. He has over 30 years of industry experience, including as the CEO of Anthony International. Clark will remain a member of the KPS Global Board of Directors.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Contact: Ashleigh Martin
Marketing Manager
Ashleigh.Martin@KPSGlobal.com
817-437-3965

KPS Global Completes Upgrade and Expansion of Manufacturing Facility in Piney Flats, TN

(Fort Worth, TX, May 25, 2017)

KPS Global recently completed a renovation and expansion of its Piney Flats, TN facility. The company has invested more than $1 million in the Tennessee facility, which increased in size by over 70,000 square feet and press capacity by 50%. The additional square footage positions KPS Global to meet customer demand and ultimately reinforces our access to customers on the East Coast. The Industrial Park Road location has multiple manufacturing lines that create insulated panel systems for use in various applications – from retail food displays to climate controlled scientific chambers – each designed and manufactured to customer specifications.  KPS Global also offers a wide variety of aftermarket parts and replacement doors as well as installation services.

“Given the strategic location of the Piney Flats facility in relation to our two other manufacturing facilities, it was natural to invest in the facility. The additional space gives us the capacity to meet growing demand,” noted Jack Bowling, CEO of KPS Global. “With the support of D Cubed Group, we’ve been able to invest in our people and facilities.  This project serves as an important part of our growth strategy.” Bowling said.

“It’s gratifying to see how quickly this expansion happened and I thank and congratulate Rick and the KPS Global team on remaining operational throughout the construction,” Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable said. “Nothing makes a stronger statement about our county as a desirable business location than outstanding companies like KPS Global reinvesting here. It was a pleasure for the county to work with NETWORKS, TNECD, TVA, and, of course, the local and corporate leadership of KPS Global. We look forward to seeing them continue to grow here where Tennessee begins its business day.”

The company held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the completion of the project on May 18th, 2017.  Along with the KPS Global executive team, members from the Economic Development team and City were also present.

“I am happy to see that KPS Global’s facility expansion in Sullivan County is officially completed,” TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe said. “In December 2016, KPS Global announced plans to expand in Piney Flats and create 64 new jobs and it is exciting that the company has finished its project and will continue to succeed in Tennessee and in Sullivan County.”

KPS Global has invested over $5 million in all its manufacturing facilities to focus on innovation, efficiency and quality.

KPS Global Opens a New Manufacturing Facility in Goodyear, Arizona

State-of-the-art Plant is a Strategically Located Flagship Facility
(Fort Worth, TX, January 18, 2017)

A ribbon cutting on January 26th will celebrate KPS Global’s newest facility in Goodyear, Arizona. The Company was formed in late 2015 by D Cubed Group, LLC, a private investment group, to acquire multiple entities and create the clear leader in the walk-in refrigeration and freezer market. KPS Global has operated under its leadership team with a vision for expanding innovation as well as growth within the sectors in which it operates. The Goodyear facility represents a significant investment supporting KPS Global innovations, efficiency and quality. This new state-of-the art facility has the square footage, upgrades and equipment that will serve current KPS Global customers and has the capacity to meet future demand.

“Our Goodyear facility is a winner,” noted Jack Bowling, CEO of KPS Global. “It is strategically located in relationship to our other manufacturing locations and is laid out and equipped to facilitate our employees’ work, as they endeavor to surpass our newest quality and efficiency goals. Our customers are the real winners. When they purchase our walk-in products and especially when they have us address their entire project from the cooler or freezer to the refrigeration, doors, lighting, shelving and complete installation; they are getting the best products and installation in the business. In Goodyear, our employees got the facility they wanted and deserved. None of our employees have been displaced and we anticipate significantly increasing head count,” Bowling said.

Georgia Lord, Mayor of Goodyear, AZ added, “The city of Goodyear is thrilled to have been chosen for the KPS Global expansion project. Goodyear is becoming a hub of manufacturing companies due to our highly skilled workforce and our ability to adapt our processes to meet a company’s schedule of operations. It is always rewarding to watch companies and their ownership reinvest in excellence and growth, and KPS Global is certainly a tremendous example. We look forward to continuing to see KPS grow in Goodyear and very much appreciate their additional employment of citizens in our community.”

KPS Global is investing more than $2.3 million in the Goodyear facility, which opened in December 2016. Multiple, sophisticated manufacturing lines creating panels for walk-in refrigeration equipment are located within the plant and there is additional space when needed to accommodate the company’s growth.

KPS Global is a privately-held, custom walk-in refrigeration manufacturer, installation and repair company headquartered in Ft. Worth, Texas. The Company’s three, strategically located manufacturing and warehouse locations serve clients throughout North America, Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. (more…) Created through the acquisition of Hill Phoenix’s walk-ins business and Kysor Panel Systems, by D Cubed Group, LLC, a private investment group in 2015, KPS Global is renowned for its high quality manufacturing, and skilled team of installation and repair technicians. The Company has 600+ employees and annual revenues exceeding $200 million.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Ashleigh Martin
Marketing Manager
Ashleigh.Martin@KPSGlobal.com
817-437-3965

D CUBED GROUP ACQUIRES HILL PHOENIX’S WALK-INS BUSINESS AND KYSOR PANEL SYSTEMS FORMING KPS GLOBAL

Aggregation and Privatization Forms Market Leading Walk-Ins Solutions Company


NEW YORK (December 7, 2015) – D Cubed Group LLC, a private market investment group that invests in mid-size businesses on behalf of highly successful executives, announced today that it acquired Hill Phoenix’s Walk-Ins business from Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) and Kysor Panel Systems from The Manitowoc Company, Inc., (NYSE: MTW). The two transactions create a new, private company named KPS Global, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, with combined annual revenues of over $200 million (of which $95 million is from Hill Phoenix’s Walk Ins business) and more than 600 employees. D Cubed is joined in the acquisition by other industry veterans, strategic investment partners and the KPS Global management team.

“This transaction recognizes the strength of two industry leaders with similar product lines and customer-oriented sensibilities,” said Glenn Kaufman, managing director of D Cubed, who has been involved with the retail and foodservice industries for almost 20 years. “The walk-in industry has never had a singularly focused and independent company with the level of committed financial and human resources as exists in KPS Global.”

“KPS Global now has the long-term orientation as well as one center of gravity to deliver for the customers in every respect,” continues Kaufman. “KPS Global is a stunning package of assets. Both companies are recognized for having high-quality manufacturing. Both have an industry-leading field tech network. Both serve a national customer base of Blue Chip companies. Most importantly, both have extremely dedicated employees. And now KPS Global has the size and scale to drive service levels to an even greater level as well as to innovate and invigorate”

According to Kaufman, KPS Global management is a blended leadership team with more than 200 years of industry knowledge. Upon acquisition, the two teams of senior executives will not only merge in business functioning, but also become employee-owners. Jack Bowling, previously with Kysor Panel Systems, is becoming its chief executive officer.

“I believe we have created a world class organization with a laser focus on walk- in solutions,” said Bowling. “We have done it with the backing of a partner who represents long term-oriented business people. It’s the perfect combination of assets, products and services. There is no shortage of opportunity for this new company. But make no mistake; our current focus is on the customer in the same way as these two teams have focused for many years. Customer experience will not be interrupted and all of the same people will make sure exceptional service is delivered.”

“One of KPS Global’s most powerful elements is the resources in and around it,” said Bowling. KPS Global assumes operation of five manufacturing and warehousing facilities. According to Bowling, these facilities are strategically located from coast to coast to promote consistency and capacity. “Over time, our combined 500,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing capability will produce interchangeable, highly-engineered product.”

“And while we are all focused on customer experience, over time, KPS Global will deliver greater service levels, technology and innovation,” continued Bowling. “In 2016, for example, we will launch a next-generation configuration software tool that will dynamically scope customer projects. This field tool will deliver highly accurate data — from initial discussion to onsite design to precise quote and ultimately to final build drawings — in record time and with reduced error. And that’s just the beginning of our innovation goal.”

“We recognize that already today these two companies are incredibly high performers. As is the focus of D Cubed and our investors, we will support the team in building and extending on KPS Global’s strengths to create an enterprise that is long term great,” said Kaufman.

For more information on D Cubed Group visit www.dcubedgroup.com. For more information on KPS Global visit www.kpsglobal.com.

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Rebecca Yuan/D CUBED GROUP
ryuan@dcubedgroup.com
212-605-4915

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