Walk-In Coolers & Freezers

Walk-In Coolers & Freezers

McKinley & Taylor Walk-In Coolers and Freezers are of modular design, consisting of prefabricated light-weight panels for easy field installation. This typical feature allows a small crew to assemble a box very quickly on-site, leading to less disruption of an existing business and a faster start-up of a new one. It also allows for considerable flexibility in further expansion or relocation of the unit. Our philosophy behind walk-in cooler manufacturing is simple, a box with specific dimensions will be built to those dimensions, fully utilizing the existing, often restricted space.

With over 35 years of experience in manufacturing of walk-in coolers and freezers, we have been able to achieve the highest possible quality standards. Our expertise is in totally customizable shapes and sizes of manufactured boxes with uncompromised tolerance.


McKinley & Taylor panels are constructed of Class-1 fire-rated HFO polyurethane foam injected between two food-grade, pre-painted appliance white 0.55mm thick sheets of metal. This ensures a uniform, high thermal performance throughout the panel for considerable strength and stability. Our foamed-in-place HFO polyurethane insulation is climate friendly, will not absorb moisture and is impervious to wet rot or vermin. The typical thickness of the walk-in panels is 4″ with a K-Factor of .012 / R-Value of 8 per inch meeting the thermal transmission properties (ASTM C518) required by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Energy Efficiency standards. Several finishes are available for metal skin: standard food-grade appliance white or any colour enamel on zinc alloy-coated steel, galvanized steel, stainless steel, or aluminum.


Tongue and groove and camlocks are used to join panels together. The left part of the camlock assembly is embedded in the tongue side of the panel, the right side is located exactly opposite—in the groove of the next panel. The hook is mounted off-centered on the round friction wheel, turning the hex key will grab the pin in the opposite panel and then pull both panels against each other. This type of joinery allows for no air space and proves to be firm, sturdy, and reliable for years to come. Moreover, it’s easily disassembled in the event of relocating or expanding.

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Optional Accessories