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Kyle Ankiewicz of Trenton Cold Storage Named 2015 WFLO Institute Scholarship Recipient

RefrigiWear and the World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO) are pleased to announce Kyle Ankiewicz of Trenton Cold Storage as the recipient of the WFLO Scholarship for the 51st WFLO Institute, to be held February 7-11, 2015 at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

For four years, RefrigiWear has awarded one student a full scholarship for the tuition and related expenses to attend the WFLO Institute, the cold storage industry’s premier training event. Recipients are selected based on their performance, leadership skills, and dedication to the industry.

“Providing training opportunities for the maximum number of promising executives in the cold storage industry is a top priority for WFLO,” said Corey Rosenbusch, President & CEO of WFLO. “We know Kyle is a deserving candidate, and we thank RefrigiWear, a proud supporter of WFLO, for making the scholarship possible.”

Ankiewicz joined Trenton Cold Storage in September 2008 after majoring in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management at Fanshawe College. He began his career as a picker in the freezer, and achieved a 99.8 percent case accuracy rate. He quickly became known for his strong skills in operating material handling equipment, cooperative attitude, and positive outlook.

In 2010 Ankiewicz was promoted to Back-up Supervisor and in 2011 was promoted to Shift Supervisor. In early 2014, he was promoted to Assistant Warehouse Manager and leads three supervisors and 30 team members in a 24/7 operation.

“I am extremely proud of what I have achieved so far in my career,” Ankiewicz said. “But I have much more to learn and accomplish, and I am excited to be able to attend the WFLO Institute to help reach the next level.”

As the recipient of this scholarship, Ankiewicz will be recognized during the closing session of the WFLO Institute and at a dinner to be held in his honor during the event. In addition, RefrigiWear will bring Ankiewicz to its manufacturing plant in North Georgia for a tour. “We have protected workers in refrigerated warehouses for decades and have worked with many great industry leaders,” states Ron Breakstone, President and CEO at RefrigiWear. “The WFLO Institute is training leaders for the future, and we are proud to be a part of that by offering this scholarship.”

More information on the 51st WFLO Institute can be found at www.wflo.org/institute

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Comprised of its Core Partners, including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses, the World Food Logistics Organization, the International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration, the International Refrigerated Transportation Association, and the International Association for Cold Storage Construction, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA unites partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. WFLO delivers education and research to the industry and empowers economic development by strengthening the global cold chain. For more information about GCCA and WFLO, visit www.gcca.org.

RefrigiWear is a proud supporter of the refrigerated warehousing professional and is excited to further steward the best business practices the WFLO Institute puts in place. Since 1954, RefrigiWear has been the leading manufacturer of insulated clothing, handwear, headwear and footwear for any cold condition environment or situations where safety is a concern. RefrigiWear also offers the RW Protect product line consisting of insulated pallet covers, bags and blankets for the protection of temperature-sensitive products during storage and transportation, resulting in less product degradation. For more information visit www.refrigiwear.com.

Monday, December 29, 2014