Northern Lights acquires Rich Beers Marine, Inc.

(SEATTLE, WA — January 10, 2008) Northern Lights, a manufacturer of marine generator sets and propulsion engines, has announced the acquisition of Ft. Lauderdale-based Rich Beers Marine, Inc.  
Rich Beers Marine has manufactured the Technicold brand of air conditioning and refrigeration systems since 1981.  The purchase of Rich Beers Marine by Northern Lights will introduce the Technicold brand to a larger global marketplace while continuing to provide exceptional service. Widely sought by yacht builders and commercial fishermen, the Technicold reputation for quality makes it an ideal match for Northern Lights.
“We look at the values displayed by Rich Beers Marine as consistent with our own,” said Colin Puckett, Northern Lights manager of marketing. “We put our highest priority on engineering and craftsmanship. Our products are known for reliability, durability and simplicity.”

Like Northern Lights products, Rich Beers Marine and Technicold stand the test of time in unforgiving, at-sea environments. Northern Lights and Rich Beers Marine products are customizable to meet their clients’ needs, and are backed by top-notch service and warranty support.
“The combination of Technicold products with Northern Lights generators will enable us to offer a more comprehensive solution to our customers.  A vessel’s air conditioning and refrigeration systems can be designed and engineered in tandem with the generator set, which gives a greater overall efficiency to the electrical demands onboard,” said Puckett.

By Professional Mariner Staff