Portacool 30th Anniversary Spotlight – Henry Denton


Founded in 1990, Portacool is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year. To give you a view into what makes the leader in evaporative cooling tick, we’re spotlighting long-time employees to share their memories, experiences and perspectives during their time with the company.

Name: Henry Denton

Role: Engineering Specialist

Years at Portacool: 25 years 

What is your favorite thing about working at Portacool?
My favorite thing is talking and working with all of the people at Portacool. It really is like a family. Our people are Portacool, our families are Portacool – that is what makes us great.

What initially drew you to Portacool? How did you first get involved with Portacool?
I was a manager for Avian Farms, which was shutting down, and one of our clients just started to work for Portacool. He talked me into interviewing for a job with Fred Wulf and Rick Campbell. They hired me and I have been here ever since 1995.

What was Portacool like when you first started?
It was great! I loved it right way. The people treated me like family and all of Portacool became family to my wife and children as well. Ask anyone who knows me – I try to make everyone feel at home here. Without the people, it is just buildings.