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Meats by Linz

Location: Calumet City, Illinois

XDX installation helps meat processor reduce costs and protect product quality

Meats By Linz is a full-service meat purveyor, supplying aged boxed beef, custom cut beef, pork, lamb and veal. In business for more than 40 years, the company is one of the Chicago area's premier steak providers, servicing the finest hotels, white tablecloth restaurants, country clubs and casinos in the United States.


Meats by Linz prides itself on meeting the needs of its customers by guaranteeing high quality products that are also competitively priced and guaranteed safe for the marketplace. The company relies heavily on its refrigeration equipment—and was faced with a challenging cooler that experienced occasional ice-buildups and required four defrosts per day.

What we delivered:

The installation of the XDX technology made possible significant improvements in the company's operations. The cooler now requires just one defrost per day—reducing energy usage and protecting product quality with consistent temperatures. The system's run-time was reduced by 40 percent and defrost time was reduced nearly 79 percent.

What our customers have to say:

"We are now in the process of designing and building a new processing plant. Based on these proven results, Meats by Linz fully expects XDX Innovative Refrigeration to be a highly valued partner in our new processing facility."—John Majchrowicz, Director of Operations