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SubZero Constructors Appoints New Vice President of Thermal Operations

July 9, 2018, Rancho Santa Margarita, Ca. -- SubZero Constructors, a leader in cold storage and thermal construction, today announced the appointment of Vince Free as Vice President of Thermal Operations. Free brings over a decade’s worth of industry experience to the role, specializing in project management and new client acquisition, and serves on the Board of the International...

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GCCA Joins Coalition Partners Expressing Trade Policy Concerns

In the wake of recent tariffs between the U.S. and other countries, the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) has joined multiple coalitions to communicate concerns about the impacts of tariffs on the cold chain.   In an effort to renegotiate fair trade amongst its trading partners, the Trump administration has imposed around $96 billion in tariffs on Chinese, European, Canadian, Mexican,...

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Frick Introduces Innovative Low Charge Central System (LCCS)

May 11, 2018 WAYNESBORO, PA – The new Low Charge Central System (LCCS) from Frick® Industrial Refrigeration is a reliable, high efficiency central refrigeration system with a total system ammonia charge of approximately 1.5 to 3 pounds per ton of refrigeration, or 85 to 95 percent less than traditional central ammonia systems. The LCCS is the only centralized system in the super-low charge...

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IARW Productivity and Benchmarking Report Deadline Fast Approaching

Don't miss your last chance to participate the in the 2018 Productivity & Benchmarking Report and receive complimentary Premium Access for filtering and reporting. Data entered before July 3 will be used for the Executive Summary of the PBR. Please email us at benchmark@gcca.org expressing your interest in participating. We will then send you an invite with more details...

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Agencies Send New WOTUS Rule to OMB

On June 15th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent a new “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for interagency review. The definition of what waters are and are not included as WOTUS has vacillated since its inception. During the Obama Administration, a rule attempting to define WOTUS drew sharp criticism...

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EPA’s New Proposal on Hazardous Substance Spill Prevention

On June 15th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administer Scott Pruitt signed a proposed regulatory action which establishes that no additional regulatory action will take place under the Clean Water Act (CWA) section 311(j)(1)(C) authority for CWA hazardous substances (HS) discharges prevention. This proposal was made after evaluating the existing regulations and their effect on...

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GCCA's Lowell Randel Addresses EPA

Last week, GCCA’s Lowell Randel addressed a group of EPA panelists at a public hearing for proposed changes to EPA’s Risk Management Program (RMP). This meeting served to allow the public to interject their perceived effects of the proposed amendments an express their support for or against the new rules. GCCA supports the proposal to rescind burdensome provisions related to third party audits,...

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Executive Reorganization Plan, USDA, and the Cold Chain

The Trump Administration released a far-reaching proposal to reorganize the executive branch on June 21st. This proposal came as a result of an executive order aimed at identifying and solving inefficiencies across the federal government. One of the more notable changes in structure for members in the cold chain is the integration of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) with HHS’...


GCCA Cold Chain Customer Research Report for Members

Do you know what your customers care about?   GCCA surveyed 200 food companies in 14 countries to better understand their perceptions of cold chain providers and service needs. The findings are critical for providers to be able to deliver more value and strengthen their customer partnerships. The results of the survey are compiled into the GCCA Cold Chain Customer Research Report...

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