Thermal Care is celebrating its 50th anniversary designing and manufacturing process cooling technology.

Thermal Care got its start providing cooling technology for the plastics market and grew its business into other segments. Thermal Care was originally owned by Midwesco, a HVAC design and installation company, founded by the Mautner and Unger families in 1931. Henry Mautner launched Thermal Care in 1969 to fulfill a request by a customer to expand Midwesco’s capabilities into process cooling. Mautner developed the company’s first chillers under the name Thermal Care to meet those needs.

In 2013, Thermal Care was acquired by IPEG, a family of businesses serving the global plastics processing, waste recycling and industrial heat-transfer markets. After the acquisition, IPEG focused on providing the company with the necessary resources, including a move into a new facility in 2016. Today, Thermal Care is headquartered in a 135,000-ft2 facility in Niles, Ill., employing over 120 people and serving more than 50 industries.

 “Our success has been built by a highly talented workforce that continually innovates, delivering new solutions that elevate our productivity and growth to drive customer satisfaction,” said Lee Sobocinski, Thermal Care president. “The foundation of our business has been our focus on innovative technology which delivers durable and energy-efficient products; and we’ve always stayed true to our customers with best-in-class service and support.”