TruTemp and Norm’s Become Part of Empire

Empire Equipment Co., a portfolio company of Kian Capital, has acquired Phoenix, Ariz.-based, TruTemp Equipment and Norm’s Refrigeration, which has locations in Anaheim and Hayward, Calif. Empire is headquartered in Goldsboro, N.C., and has sales centers in Atlanta, Ga., Lakeland, Fla., and Laurel, Md.

TruTemp and Norm’s are distributors of foodservice equipment and aftermarket parts to the foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, and retail industries. Both have served the Southwest (Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada) and West Coast (Southern and Northern California) markets for more than 50 years. With the acquisition, Empire now has seven locations in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southwest and West Coast regions of the U.S.