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TrueVintage1It occurred to me on my latest appliance adventure to Missouri that garages have made a major impact on American history. From music, to computers, to appliances…..they have been an integral part in making magic happen in many industries. After hearing that Bob Trulaske, his father, and his brother went to work on the first roll-top-soda-pop-storing refrigerator in a garage, it made me giggle a little because well….another American garage invention success story.TrueVintage2

So who was Bob Trulaske? He is the founder of True Manufacturing, the world’s leading commercial refrigeration supplier. Founded and made in St. Louis, Missouri, 75% of the raw materials used are sourced from the USA. It’s not a shock that Bob also served in the military and was a World War II Veteran.

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While sitting in their local pop shop, Bob and his brother came up with the idea for a refrigerator that wouldn’t need an expensive block of ice. They promised the owner that when they made their first refrigerator it would be his. So in their garage they built the first commercial soda refrigerator. This roll-top caught the attention of 7-Up and Coca-Cola. These companies wanted these refrigerators and True was more than happy to oblige!

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Later in the 70s they took a shot at more than just beverage coolers and ventured into the food service industry. People thought they were nuts. What did they know about the food service industry? Considering that the company is in the majority of today’s restaurants, we can see that naysayer hadn’t a clue as to the true capability of True‘s ability to figure it out AND be the best.

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Fast forward to 2008 when True decided to take another chance in yet another division they knew nothing about…..the residential market. Again, they were told they were nuts. What did they know about the residential market? Yup. Imagine that? With that in mind I could picture them laughing as they brought to market an uncomparable product line chock full of pieces like a 42″ and 48″ built-in refrigerator with true commercial qualities, under-counter refrigeration, wine preservation, beer dispenser, and an ice machine.

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True offers decades of commercial quality brought to market in their residential line. Features such as stainless interior, serious compressed insulation, a 3 year warranty, and all under-counter products being indoor AND outdoor rated, are just some of the perks to their residential line. It can’t all be commercial though….so they add wonderful features such as colorful, choice lighting and stainless steel buttons, backed by hundreds of thousands square footage of manufacturing capabilities.

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We have these exceptional pieces on display. Stop in so I can infuse you with the same excitement I experienced walking the historical factory that has had a huge, true impact on appliances throughout the world. Truly TrueTrue to and for You.

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Culinary Tetris

Ever have that dreaded problem of running out of space in your main refrigerator? Do you find yourself practicing Tetris skills maneuvering leftovers around or while adding in fresh groceries? With cabinet depth and integrated refrigeration soaring in popularity main refrigeration space is at a premium, however, there are a few solutions.

As the refrigerator and freezer stuffing holidays creep upon us, having additional places to store your perishable goodies may be something to consider. If holidays and gatherings are your thing, you’ll need more space, and possibly more ice, for entertaining all your hungry and thirsty party people. There are a variety of under-counter refrigeration and ice making solutions including “cool” pieces such as refrigerator and freezer drawers. If remodeling the entire kitchen isn’t on the horizon consider getting a freestanding piece. An extra appliance in the garage, a spare room, or a pantry off the kitchen can do wonders for lowering stress levels when trying to find additional space. Frigidaire offers a full product line of “Garage Ready” freezer/refrigerator combos that start at $499 MSRP for a 9.9 cubic foot model. Here’s a snazzy picture of it.  FrigRefREVWe carry such a wide selection of options that if you have a desire to add additional food preservation, wine storage, or ice making space into your home, we will be able to find the right appliance for you. So before the busy holiday season hits with its crazed cooking frenzy….get prepared with space to store your yummy ingredients and creations. Bring on the festivities!!!