James Harrison Day
James Harrison Day is celebrated annually on April 17, which marks the anniversary of James Harrison’s birthday on April 17, 1816. Harrison is known as the founding father of refrigeration. He was the first to create ice via mechanical means, laying the foundation for the Australian HVAC&R industry.
About James Harrison Day
James Harrison Day is intended to encourage practitioners and organisations worldwide that manufacture, design, install, and maintain refrigeration equipment and services to schedule some type of recognition event within their own organisations or coordinated locally with others to truly demonstrate appreciation for the achievements of the refrigeration industry.
This website provides a forum to share ideas, contacts, information, and resources to help you get your organisation's James Harrison Day off and running, and to help people in your area to receive acknowledgement and appreciation for their work in the refrigeration industry.
If your organisation is planning an event to commemorate International Refrigeration Day, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have your event posted on our announcement board and through other AIRAH communications.
For more information about refrigeration, please watch the Secret Life Of Machines - The Refrigerator.