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Grow the industry and lead the cold chain.

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GCCA Energy Excellence Recognition Program

Energy is the second highest cost in our industry behind labor. Managing energy costs is a high priority for members. The board of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), established a goal in their latest strategic plan to reduce energy consumption across the industry by 10%. One initiative identified by the...

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Henningsen Cold Storage Names New President

Henningsen Cold Storage Co. is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul G. Henningsen, Jr. as President, effective May 1, 2018. Mr. Henningsen has served the company since 1987, primarily growing through the ranks of the company's engineering department where he was responsible for the development, design, construction and management of all capital projects, including more than 20...


2017 Labor Turnover Survey Report

In 2017, IARW conducted a survey of North American warehouse member facilities on employee turnover. The results of the survey can be found here.


Creating a World-Class Onboarding Experience

GCCA member companies dedicate time and energy into finding top talent and then wooing these superstars into our companies, so why is it that we typically devote so little time and energy to on-boarding these folks once they do accept our offers? If anything, business leaders in the third-party logistics industry should invest more time and energy into the process at this critical juncture to...

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IoT is Revolutionizing Real-Time Cold Chain Monitoring

The cold chain is susceptible to mechanical breakdowns, traffic delays, theft, human error, and numerous other factors. With IoT, issues can be handled in real-time, with an entire infrastructure reacting as a single unit. To eliminate complexity and enhance product quality, Aeris has created an IoT cold chain monitoring system providing global, real-time oversight of food, pharmaceutical, and...

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Cloverleaf Seeks Director of Operations--Continuous Improvement--Sioux City, IA

** RELOCATION ASSISTANCE PROVIDED ** In this newly created role, the Director of Operations - Continuous Improvement will be responsible for facilitating improvements in company processes in warehouse, production and clerical operations by using tools and techniques for continuous improvement, such as Lean management concepts. The Director will work collaboratively with all levels of the...

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Cloverleaf Seeks Second Shift Supervisor--Sanford, NC

We are seeking a 2nd shift supervisor (5:00 pm to around 1:30 a.m.) to oversee the 2nd shift Team. Safety focus a must! The Supervisor schedules the activities of their Team and be able to work extended hours and weekends as needed. Responsibilities include: Accountable for the day-to-day motivation, supervision and performance of warehouse personnel. Actively supervise material...


Driver Training for Sanitary Transportation of Food (STF) Compliance

The International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA), a core partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), has developed a training program for drivers to become compliant with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Sanitary Transportation of Food (STF) rule. This training program meets regulatory requirements for driver training.  Cost...


Warehouse Emergency Resources

Use the tools and resources below to minimize losses during the event of a warehouse emergency such as a fire or ammonia leak.  Crisis Management Go Team Contact GCCA Headquarters at +1 703 373 4306 x211 or +1 703 373 4300 in the event of an emergency as soon as possible to activate the Crisis Management Go Team. Business Continuity Plan...

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