Norcold Celebrates 60th Anniversary


ANN ARBOR, Mich. – On October 15, 1959, Norcold was founded in California to serve an emerging need: specialty refrigerators for the RV, marine and mobile markets.

In the six decades since then, Norcold has moved from a small start-up to an industry leader. Operations moved to Sidney, Ohio, in 1964, which remains the company’s largest manufacturing facility. In 1997, Norcold was purchased by Thetford Corporation.

It’s incredible when you think back on Norcold’s sixty-year run as a top supplier to the RV industry,” noted Barry Eckel, Thetford’s executive vice president, The Americas. “Over the years, many people contributed to that success. We’d like to thank everyone who helped us build a Norcold refrigerator since 1959. We could not have done it without our dedicated loyal employees.


Today, Norcold is continuing to honor its legacy of innovation and growth, as reflected in the recent release of the Polar Series of RV refrigerators. The newest addition to the line is the Polar N10DC, a 10-cubic foot DC Compressor RV Refrigerator which offers the latest design features, which result in aesthetically pleasing units that meet the needs of RVers who are on the road.

We’re incredibly humbled and grateful for the support Norcold has received from the RV industry in the past 60 years,” said Mary Pouliot, vice president of sales and marketing, The Americas. “We’re committed to continuing to provide RVers with innovative, quality refrigerators that meet their unique needs.

A privately held global leader, Thetford has North American headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich., U.S.A., and European headquarters in Etten Leur, Netherlands. It maintains manufacturing facilities in the U.S.A., Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy and China.

Thetford understands the importance of leisure time. Available worldwide through
a variety of marketing channels, Thetford products lead in quality, ease of use, reliability and sustainability. For additional information about Thetford, please visit


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