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.  

Interstate Cold Storage Promotes Don Chambers to Director of Operations

“All of us at Interstate Cold Storage are thrilled to promote Don Chambers as the director of operations,” says Charles Betts, the ICS national sales manager. “No one is more deserving, and I know he will thrive in his new role. He is ICS personified and embodies our company and our values of hard work, loyalty and growth. I’m excited for what’s to come.” 

Chambers has spent nearly two decades working at Interstate Cold Storage in various roles. Starting with working on the loading dock as a high school student, he continued developing professionally up the company ladder. Between 2005-08, he was an active member of the U.S. military, but he returned to ICS soon after and assisted the refrigeration department. In 2012, he became the refrigeration manager, a role he held until his latest appointment.  

Don Chambers

“It means the world to me to be a part of this company still,” Chambers says. “I started at the very bottom and now I’m at the very top. The people who trained me when I was back on the dock are now people I work alongside, and I’m incredibly proud and grateful of this opportunity.” 

Chambers says his first objectives are to streamline operational functions, thereby increasing functional efficiency at our facilities. Along with this, Chambers will be ensuring that managers and employees have the necessary resources, today, and in the future, to consistently succeed despite supply chain challenges in the cold storage industry. He also highlighted prioritizing safety, training and professional development opportunities to help keep ICS strong at a time when there’s a labor shortage in the industry.  

“My military background drives my attention to detail, and it’s vital that we are methodical and meticulous in everything we do,” he says. “Our refrigeration department can deal with serious stuff, and we want to keep everyone safe. Because we’ve valued discipline and the little details, we’ve never had any incidents. I’m proud of that and the commitment to safety and details will really help us as we advance forward.” 

ICS has five locations throughout the Midwest and offers more than 21.4 million ft3 in cold storage solutions. The company’s services include cold storage, temporary storage, quick-freezing, space-guarantee programs, and more – including rail access. 

Chambers will be based in Fort Wayne, where Interstate Cold Storage is headquartered. ICS has two facilities in Fort Wayne, two in Columbus and one in Napoleon, Ohio.  

To learn more about Interstate Cold Storage, call (855) 928-3973, or visit

About Interstate Cold Storage

Established in 1973, Interstate Cold Storage is a leader in cold storage facilities, shipping and distribution, with a network of facilities strategically located across the Midwest. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, ICS is a family-owned company with five locations and nearly 22 million cubic feet of refrigerated space. According to the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, ICS is a top 20 North American refrigerated warehousing company. The facility network currently supports temperature ranges from -15°F to 35°F with multi-room, multi-temp offerings. Interstate Cold Storage is a subsidiary of the Tippmann Affiliated Group and has two facilities in Columbus, OH; one in Napoleon, OH; and two in Fort Wayne, IN. For more information, call (855) 928-3973 or visit

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