No, this company can't keep a whole country cool, but it does its part. United States Cold Storage operates about 30 refrigerated warehousing and distribution facilities with an overall storage capacity of about 150 million cu. ft. It maintains locations in more than 10 states spread from coast to coast. Along with providing storage and distribution services, the company provides third-party logistics (3PL) for perishable foods by arranging the transportation of its customers' freight and helping in the importing and exporting of refrigerated cargo. UK-based John Swire & Sons owns United States Cold Storage (USCS), which traces its roots to a temperature-controlled storage provider founded in 1889.
Through its warehouse management and 3PL services, USCS has added electronic data interchange capabilities to keep its customers apprised of their inventories. The company's branded eUSCOLD software offers online information updates and billing services. It also uses RF (radio frequency) and bar code scanning for tracking inventory. USCS offers additional services through its warehouse operations, including refrigerated storage and blast freezing, stretch wrapping, railcar services, airfreight, and labeling and stamping.
United States Cold Storage has been expanding its network by opening warehouses in California and Indiana in 2009, giving the company a greater foothold on the West Coast and in the Midwest. At the new facilities in Lebanon, Indiana, and Turlock, California, United States Cold Storage will offer carbon dioxide cascade refrigeration, which boosts efficiency and is more environmentally friendly. – less