Interstate Cold Storage Promotes Don Chambers

Interstate Cold Storage (ICS), announces Don Chambers has been promoted to director of operations. Chambers’ primary responsibilities will include managing and overseeing the daily functions within all five of the company’s locations across the Midwest.  


New equipment purchase for ICS. Interstate Cold Storage (ICS), a premier provider of temperature-controlled warehousing solutions, is taking a substantial step to enhance operational efficiency by integrating two state-of-the-art reach trucks into its Columbus II facility in Columbus, Ohio. According to Charles Betts, ICS national sales manager, these new additions will streamline and optimize warehousing and logistics processes.


For many of us, eating fresh means consuming more locally produced foods. Ever wondered what happens to those foods once they leave the farm? Do you care about how they are preserved and transported? 


Here at Interstate Cold Storage, we recognize that our company would be nothing without our team of employees working behind the scenes. As a family-owned company, we think it is important to highlight the talented personnel that has made our company what it is today. This quarter’s employee spotlight is Norm Guy, the Warehouse Supervisor at our Fort Wayne West location.   


In the third of our multipart series, we will continue discussing the impacts of the pandemic from a 3PL cold storage company’s vantage point. In this post, we will be covering the pandemic and safety changes in the 3PL cold storage industry.    


Interstate Cold Storage, Inc. is pleased to announce that company representatives Charles Betts and Nick Burnham will be participating in the 2021 Annual Meat Conference. This virtual event takes place from March 22-25. (more…)

Get Your Customers Their Perishables: Frozen Food Storage Solutions. Many foods lose all value if they are not kept frozen until the end-user gets it. Products like this that defrosts and then refreezes change texture and taste, and pathogens and mold start growing all over the place when they get warm. (more…)

As part of a continuing effort to “Go Green”, Interstate Cold Storage has contracted with Madison Industrial Lighting to complete a lighting upgrade for all of its facilities. “In addition to the great energy savings and ROI, this helps to create a safer and more pleasant work environment for our employees,” says Nick Burnham, Interstate's Facility Manager. Work will begin in early October at the first site and will be completed by the 1st quarter of 2021. (more…)

Interstate Cold Storage announces that company representatives Vince Tippmann Jr, Kevin Tackett, Andrew Rausch, and Nick Burnham will be providing information about the company’s cost-effective, reliable and secure cold storage and distribution solutions at the 2017 Global Cold Chain Expo. The tradeshow, running from June 13-15, takes place at the McCormick Place in Chicago, IL. Visit booth 4741 for more information regarding Interstate Cold Storage shipping, distribution, freezer and refrigerated storage solutions.

Bringing Innovators Together

The 2nd annual Global Cold Chain Expo brings together thousands of cold chain innovators and industry experts for a three-day event of networking and educational workshops. This year’s expo is in conjunction with United Fresh and will run alongside the International Floriculture Expo, United FreshMKT, and the United Fresh TEC Show. There will be over ten hours of educational sessions, with the focus on perishable cold storage solutions as well as transportation and engineering.

About Interstate Cold Storage

Interstate Cold Storage is a leader in cold storage, shipping, and distribution, with a network of facilities strategically located across the Midwest. For over 40 years, the family-owned company has been committed to providing cost-effective refrigerated services as well as outstanding customer service and logistics. Among IARW members, Interstate Cold Storage ranks among the largest 25 public cold storage warehousing companies in North America, with five locations and nearly 22 million cubic feet of refrigerated space. A qualified staff and modern facilities enable Interstate Cold Storage to handle all of your needs, from standard warehousing to the most extensive and customized transportation programs. We offer a wide range of services for products requiring cooler or freezer storage. Each Interstate Cold Storage location has temperature ranges from -15°F to +60°F, providing the flexibility required to accommodate your specific needs.

With the price of gas skyrocketing every year, companies are finding themselves on the hook for the extra costs associated with delivering their products to market. Rather than offset the lost revenue by increasing customer prices, companies are looking for additional delivery and storage flexibility. Interstate Cold Storage offers Quick Freeze and Tempering services in order to dramatically reduce freezing and tempering times. With requests as small as one pallet, products are frozen and shipped quickly, enabling quicker response to market needs. Additionally, these processes offer increased planning flexibility and reduced long-term storage costs. (more…)

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