IACSC - Member Benefits

Why should your company join the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC)? Here are just a few reasons why you should become a part of the leading association for experts in temperature-controlled design and construction.

 

Improve Operations & Grow Your Business

Expert Guidance

Get answers to your most pressing cold chain questions dealing with any aspect of the cold chain operations — from legal matters to food science — when the GCCA Inquiry Service connects you directly with the WFLO Scientific Advisory Council, a team of food scientists and industry experts.

Technical Resources

Learn industry standards and best practices with the GCCA library of technical resources including guides, manuals, checklists, and more. A popular resource available to IACSC members is the IACSC-IARW Guide to Effective Design, Maintenance, and Modernization provides a deep dive into the physical structure of a temperature-controlled warehouse, refrigeration engineering, material handling, and more.

Trends and Technology

Stay on top of trends and innovative technologies with COLD FACTS magazine, the Cold Connection eNewsletter and Online Newsfeed, and GCCA-hosted Webinars.

Access to Research

Access important research on cold chain trends in key market areas around the world to help your organization determine where and how to grow your business.

Talent Development

Develop your team through educational opportunities such as the IACSC Conference educational program that provides information on trends in the design, construction, and maintenance of controlled environment facilities, the Construction Zone at the Global Cold Chain Expo, and GCCA online training.

 

Connect with a Global Nework

Networking

GCCA Core Partners host events around the world – including tradeshows, educational conferences, and one-day seminars – that provide unparalleled networking opportunities for individuals working in each cold chain sector to meet and greet with peers, colleagues, customers, and partners. See the events calendar.

GCCA Online Community

Seek crowd-sourced solutions by connecting with share groups of industry peers and colleagues on the GCCA Online Community. Join forums related to your specific job function including 3PL Supply Chain, HR, and Engineering.

Brand Recognition

Grow brand recognition and drive business development through participation in Cold Chain Pavilions, GCCA-hosted booths at key industry tradeshows such as Seafood Expo North America, CSCMP Supply Chain Exchange, and PACK Expo.

 

Drive Industry Growth

Committee Work

Join a team of change-makers by volunteering your time and expertise on GCCA committees and task forces, which create solutions to critical industry issues, including developing white papers and technical guides.

Serve on International Projects

Help develop the cold chain internationally and make a significant impact on the general health and nutrition, economies, and environments of developing countries by participating on an international development project. GCCA members can serve on projects in a number of capacities, offering time, services, and expertise.

Advocacy

Gain a voice in Washington, DC, as GCCA leaders liaise with government decision-makers and provide members tools to proactively influence public policy impacting the cold chain industry. Members can also participate on coalitions joined by GCCA, as the team works closely with allied organizations to promote policies beneficial to the temperature-controlled logistics industry.

 

Build Credibility & Recogntion

Thought Leadership

Become a thought leader in the industry by speaking at association events, representing GCCA through speaking opportunities at industry conferences, writing articles for association publications such as COLD FACTS magazine, or lending expertise to technical publications developed by volunteer committees.

Award Programs

Showcase your individual talents or organization achievements through cold chain award programs including the IACSC Built by the Best award for innovation facility design and construction of controlled environment facilities.

Cold Chain Directory Listing

Grow your organization’s brand recognition and drive business with a listing in the Global Cold Chain Directory. Members receive a listing in this global sourcebook for over 3,000 cold chain companies and solutions.

GCCA Core Partner Member Logos

Gain credibility by being part of an organization that is recognized globally as a leading cold chain authority. Use GCCA Core Partner member logos on your materials to appoint your organization as a cold chain leader.

 

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