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United States Cold Storage Expands in Wilmington, IL

Perhaps there’s no busier or more important transportation market than the Midwest and, specifically, Chicago. That’s where United States Cold Storage (USCS) recently completed a Phase III expansion, in Wilmington, IL.

This project brought 3.9 million cubic feet and 17,825 more pallet positions of additional storage in three rooms, which can be computer controlled at temperatures from -5F to +50F. The investment brings Wilmington’s current storage handling capacity to 14.3 million cubic feet with more than 55,000 pallet positions. USCS Wilmington is about 60 miles southwest of Chicago. One of the company’s newest locations, the operation works with sister site in nearby Minooka.

Officials say the recent expansion gives Wilmington room to store and stage goods for a bustling transportation program.

“Wilmington’s multi-vendor cooler consolidation (MVC) program services 48 states in the US and is the largest collaborative shipping program in the industry. Our customer partnerships, transportation systems, our trained staff, and carrier community is what gives us the edge in handling the distribution needs of our customer’s supply chain,” says Dave Butterfield, USCS Regional Vice President – Midwest. “It is a great value-added service that allows USCS to deliver our customers product saving them time and effort they can use to focus on production and growing their businesses.”

Greg Rohrbaugh is USCS Wilmington’s General Manager.

“The additional space has allowed our customer base to grow, and given us more flexibility to handle additional volume by spreading it over a larger footprint,” he says. “Additional team members, equipment, and leadership are all part of what has been put in place to be one of the largest cooler multi-vendor consolidation programs in the country.”

USCS Wilmington now operates an enclosed 73,243-square-foot loading dock with 58 truck dock doors. The operation offers custom distribution programs, specialized case picking and order assembly, slip sheet loading/unloading, stretch wrapping for palletized orders, USDA inspection services and import-export services.
About United States Cold Storage
United States Cold Storage, Inc. (USCS), Voorhees, N.J., is a premier provider of public refrigerated warehousing (PRW) and related logistics services throughout North America. With roots dating back to 1891, USCS has long served a diverse customer base with requirements ranging from primary storage to fully integrated third-party logistics. The company offers 229 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution space in 35 facilities located in 12 states including California, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. USCS is the third largest PRW Logistics provider in North America.


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February 25, 2015


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