Orion Group, a New York-based commercial facilities services company, has partnered with Marick Inc., a commercial refrigeration and HVAC services company based in Des Moines with branches in Waterloo, Omaha and Wichita, Kan. Marick, founded in 1974, specializes in the repair, maintenance and installation of commercial refrigeration systems for grocers, convenience stores and other commercial facilities. Marick was founded by Richard Thornton and has been led by Mark and Rick Thornton since 1999. “Marick has a strong heritage of high quality service and commitment to customers in the region,” said Tessa Wiegand, CEO of Orion Midwest Mechanical Services. We are thrilled to partner with this team to help sustain and grow this legacy for years to come.” The partnership will allow Marick to “significantly invest in recruiting, training and developing the best people in industry,” said Mark Thornton. “We will look to continue to grow our footprint in Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas and will also consider opportunities for additional geographic expansion to better serve our customers.” Marick is the 10th Orion’s investment in commercial HVAC, refrigeration and plumbing markets.