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Americold Breaks Ground on Next Automated Facility at its Rochelle, IL Campus

Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that it has broken ground for a new facility at its Rochelle, IL campus, adding a 15.5 million cubic foot automated facility to its network and further increasing its global capacity. Continue reading

Hanson Logistics Announces Veteran & Military Spouse Hiring Commitment with Hiring Our Heroes and FASTPORT

Hanson Logistics announced its commitment to hire veterans through the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes Trucking Track and a partnership with FASTPORT, Inc. to help fulfill that hiring commitment.

Hanson Logistics is the evolution of Hanson Cold Storage, founded in 1954 to support fruit and vegetable growers. Hanson Cold Storage grew to become the 13th largest refrigerated warehouse network in the country, with 9 facilities in Michigan and Indiana and a total capacity of 37,000,000 cu. ft. of deep frozen, refrigerated and dry warehousing space. Continue reading

Cold Storage for Sale in North of Spain

A cold storage company operating since 1980 and modernized recently is now for sale in the north of Spain. Due to lack of succession within the family, the owner has decided to put his business for sale. With customers including Unilever, the company offers temperature-controlled storage services, including deep-freezing, and used to serve international distribution of fresh products and frozen products. The property is located by the sea (no harbor) and near main roads in the region. The assets include a 38-ton/14- hours freezing tunnel, 6,015m3 cold storage and dry storage for up to 2,000 tons, an office building, dedicated parking lots and a weighing bridge. Continue reading

Stellar Hires Mike Chapman as Director of PSM Compliance and Technological Solutions

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has hired Michael A. Chapman as its Director of PSM Compliance and Technological Solutions.

Chapman will lead Stellar’s Process Safety Management Team , which provides compliance solutions for clients including audits, process hazard analyses, mechanical integrity inspections and corrective action support. He is also tasked with developing advanced technology to enhance refrigeration operator/technician training to increase awareness and understanding of ammonia hazards, and to teach best practices in system operations and maintenance for accident prevention to ensure safety. Continue reading

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