COLD FACTS, September-October 2013

Learn about best practices in energy benchmarking, rack safety, and underfloor heating in this special cold storage construction edition of COLD FACTS magazine.

On the Cover

How Energy Will Impact Modern Refrigerated Warehouse Design

As the public refrigerated warehouse industry seeks to reduce energy, second only to labor on the cost side of the balance sheet, two...

In the Issue

Best Practices for Ensuring Your Rack System is Safe

Racking systems are highly engineered structures that support hundreds of thousands (if not millions) of pounds of product in the air....

FMCSA Hours of Service Rules Now in Effect

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) new Hours of Service rules went into effect on July 1, 2013. The new rules...

Top Five Rack Safety Issues

In any cold storage facility, the rack system is a major capital investment and important piece of operational equipment. These systems...

Road Blocks to the Cold Chain

Roadways, highways, and interstates are the life blood to achieving premium cold chain results. Well- maintained roads that are free from...

Mexican Cold Chain Coming of Age

The days when Mexico was known only for exporting berries have been left behind. Now Mexico has a dynamic consumer-driven frozen food...

Choices, Trends, and Best Practices in Underfloor Heating Systems for Freezers

It is counter-intuitive that every refrigerated building (with freezing temperatures) has to have a warm underfloor. But they do and that...

Cool People: Charles Myers

Cool People is a regular column in COLD FACTS magazine that profiles interesting and influential people connected to the cold chain...