A leading temperature-controlled warehouse operator, Millard Refrigerated Services maintains about 275 million cu. ft. of refrigerated warehouse space. The company operates a network of about 35 facilities, which are located throughout the US and in Canada, but is concentrating on the Midwestern and Southern US. Along with providing storage and distribution services, Millard arranges transportation of temperature-controlled cargo and constructs refrigerated warehouses for its own operations and for customers, primarily in the food services and food distribution industries. The company was established in 1963 and is owned and run by members of the Larsen family, including founder Larry Larsen.
The company's growth strategy calls for the construction of more temperature-controlled warehouse facilities. Millard Refrigerated Services aims to find locations along major highways and near rail hubs, but far enough outside major cities to avoid traffic congestion. The company is dedicated to selling more storage, distribution, and transportation management packages to its customers.
To build on its customer base, the company offers value-added services such as freight consolidation, sorting, labeling, re-boxing, and HPP (high-pressure processing). HPP is a post-packaging, non-thermal method of pasteurization that kills bacteria. Millard places its customer's products in a cylinder in refrigerated temperatures and then treats the contents with pressure of up to 87,000 psi. – less