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COLD FACTS, March-April 2013

On the Cover

The Multiple Benefits of Hiring a 3PL

A look at the value-added services 3PLs are providing to create invaluable partnerships with their customers.
By Karen E. Thuermer

In the Issue

The Implementation of Obamacare

A summary of some major provisions of Obamacare and questions that companies should consider regarding their health insurance offerings.
By Lowell Randel

Online Exclusive! Questions Regarding Employer Responsibilities

There are a number of significant provisions of Obamacare that are scheduled to be implemented in 2013 and 2014. As an employer, what questions do you need to ask to determine your requirements and potential liability for penalties beginning in 2014?
By Lowell Randel

Hurricane Sandy: Super Storm vs. Emergency Plans

One New Jersey 3PL reflects on how its emergency preparedness plan stood up against the storm of a century.
By Alexandra Walsh

Putting the Brakes on Cargo Theft

Food cargo thefts are on the rise but evaluating your weak spots helps you stay one step ahead of the thieves.
By Lorien Walsh

Cold Chain Opportunities in China

Even as economic growth in China has slowed, cold chain companies continue to build much-needed infrastructure to meet a growing demand for food.
By Peter Mertz

Leveraging Intelligent LED Lighting for Sustainability

New Orleans Cold Storage uses 60 percent less lighting energy in a new port facility and reduces building's energy intensity.
By Allison Parker

Online Exclusive! A Closer Look at HIF vs. LED Lighting

Take a closer look at the differences in cost-saving between HIF and LED lighting.
By Allison Parker

Cool People

Meet Andrew Mates, an operations manager with Americold (Australia) and recipient of the 2012 Frank Vale Award.

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