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Preferred Freezer Services Completes Construction in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Monday, June 16, 2014 - 15:25

Preferred Freezer Services (PFS) announced the newest addition to its continually expanding footprint in San Leandro, California. The San Leandro facility is the company’s seventh cold storage facility in California and the thirty-third worldwide.

This new 250,000 square foot facility has 15 million cubic feet of storage capacity, an oversized truck yard space, 23 dock doors with levelers, and a customer favorite Preferred Freezer Services online information system. The cold storage warehouse offers 3 different temperature zones providing cold chain distributors the opportunity to store a wide range of products under one roof. Temperature compartments include a cooler at 34˚F to 38˚F degrees, a freezer at 0˚F, and a low-temperature freezer at -20˚F capable of handling ice cream.

“Our existing and new customer demand in the San Francisco Bay Area for additional cold storage space has continued to grow over the last three years and we are thrilled to finally be able to meet those requests,” said John Galiher, Chief Executive Officer of Preferred Freezer Services.

The construction project began in October, 2013 on a 15-acre former lumber site.

Preferred Freezer Services of San Leandro will start accepting product on June 16th, 2014. An open house celebration will follow in the fall.

For more information on our San Leandro facility, contact one of our sales managers: Diana DeMeo at (510) 363-5471 / ddemeo@preferredfreezer.com, or Nick Mangini at
(510) 828-0135 / nmangini@preferredfreezer.com. For information on all thirty three PFS locations, please visit www.PreferredFreezer.com or contact Dan DiDonato at 973- 820-4040.

Look for the Preferred Freezer Services #21 Car at the Indy 500

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Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 19:40

JR Hildebrand is not giving up on his dreams of an Indianapolis 500 win. Taking the ninth spot in the pole position in the Fast Nine shootout with an average speed of 230.027 mph proves to his fans that he has a victory on his mind.

Driving for Ed Carpenter Racing in the Preferred Freezer Services No. 21 car, JR is getting another chance to win the Indianapolis 500. The Californian had the 2011 race in his grasp and narrowly missed first place.

While some drivers would have settled for second-best or given up after a setback, JR is back this year as cool as one can be. During practice earlier this week with his teammate Ed Carpenter, who won his second pole in a row this weekend, JR posted a top speed
of 226.232 mph.

“I am thrilled to team up with Ed Carpenter, a respected native of Indianapolis who has a passion for quality and JR Hildebrand who has that never-give-up, ice-in-his-veins, winning attitude, which is in perfect harmony with how we run our company,” commented John Galiher, CEO of Preferred Freezer Services.

JR is going into Sunday’s race ready to prove his commitment to excellence, persistence in the face of obstacles, dedication to teamwork, and an eye on winning. Preferred Freezer Services similarly plays to win for its customers and brings the same kind of passion and enthusiasm to all of their undertakings. Preferred Freezer Services and JR Hildebrand share a common goal: to be the best at what they do.

As Hildebrand said in an interview with David Malsher about his expectations of winning this Sunday’s race, exhibiting his usual optimism, “I wouldn’t do it if I didn’t think so.” Everyone should tune into the race on Sunday, May 25th to see what happens.

Preferred Freezer Expands Presence in China through Joint Venture

Published date: 
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 19:41

Preferred Freezer Services (“Preferred Freezer”), a global leader in state-of-the-art temperature controlled warehouses, announced that it has entered into a joint venture with Sinotrans Limited (“Sinotrans”), the leading logistics service provider in China, affiliates of Yang Ming Marine Transport Corporation (“Yang Ming”), a Taiwanese global cargo services provider, and the Yida Group (“Yida”), an urban design and real property developer. 

Together, they will jointly build and operate cold chain logistics businesses throughout China. Preferred Freezer, which is majority owned by middle-market private equity firm Fenway Partners, has operated in China under a smaller joint venture since 2009. The new joint venture will leverage Preferred Freezer’s technology and refrigerated logistics expertise, and the local operating scale and capabilities of its strategic partners to address China’s rapidly growing demand for cold chain logistics services that is being driven by food safety issues and the dramatic expansion of the middle class.

Preferred Freezer Services is a member of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses.

Read the full press release.

Preferred Freezer Services announces expansion project in Houston, Texas

Published date: 
Monday, August 5, 2013 - 20:57

Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), a global leader in advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, announces their newest expansion project in Houston, Texas. The project expands and retrofits its newly acquired Houston facility. The result will be an additional 100,000 square feet, bringing the storage capacity at this location to 230,000 sq. ft. The expansion will increase storage capacity to 27,000 pallet positions. The facility will also utilize LED lighting in support of the company's sustainability initiatives.

Many new and existing Preferred Freezer Services customers are preparing for business expansion as a result of the widening of the Panama Canal in 2014. The PFS Houston location adds the needed capacity to this important port-based market segment.

Brian Beattie, Executive Vice President of Sales, states, "We are thrilled to grow with our customers in Houston at a location that is perfectly situated near the city and has easy access to the balance of the metropolitan area."

Upon completion in May 2014, the Express Lane facility will be the company's third cold storage facility in the Houston area and the 35th facility worldwide.

Preferred Freezer Services Breaks Ground On New Temperature-Controlled Warehouse in the Miami/Dade Area

Published date: 
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 - 18:18

Preferred Freezer Services has commenced construction on their newest facility in Hileah Gardens, Florida. The 118,000 square foot facility will be the company’s third cold storage facility in the Miami area servicing the growing needs of their cold chain client partners.

An anticipated completion date for the Hileah Gardens project is set for March 2014. Todd Klumok, Vice President of Business Development, stated, “Preferred Freezer

Services is committed to providing unmatched innovation in temperature-controlled logistics combined with a service team of people with a get it done spirit.” The new Miami facility will boast a 20,000-pallet capacity, 12 dock doors and Lithonia Proteon LED lighting throughout the facility. Proteon LED lighting provides sustainable thermal management reducing operating temperatures in cold storage warehouses while enhancing visibility. The company has an aggressive plan to implement LED lighting in all facilities.

Over the past two decades, Preferred Freezer Services has designed and developed 34 state-of-the-industry temperature controlled warehouses within the U.S. and China.

For more information about all Preferred Freezer Services locations contact Dan DiDonato, Vice President Sales at ddidonato@preferredfreezer.com.

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