Cold Storage Case Studies

Heatcraft Refrigeration Products’ Beacon II Refrigeration System Sheds New Light on Warehouse Performance and Efficiency
More than 11,000 fast-food restaurants throughout North America rely on The SYGMA Network, and its parent company, Sysco Corporation, to supply everything from potatoes to pizza dough. So what equipment does SYGMA count on to keep these foods cold and fresh? Early this year, when SYGMA and system supplier PermaCold Engineering planned a distribution center relocation in Oregon, they chose the Heatcraft Refrigeration Products’ (HRP) Beacon IIRefrigeration System with Smart Controller.

Chandler finds the seeds of a perfect solution
What do you do when you have millions of tons of cottonseed and no place to put them? This was the dilemma facing Danny Turnage, general manager of the Stoneville® brand cotton seed site in Stoneville, Mississippi. For 10 years, Stoneville seed was stored in a cold-storage rental unit, located 60 miles away from the production facility in Mississippi. In April 2004, another company bought the cold-storage units, which meant the Stoneville seed had to be moved quickly to a new storage site.

Heatcraft Refrigeration Products’ Beacon II Refrigeration System Proves Fit for a King
When you’re a distributor for the “King of Beers,” you have to achieve the highest possible standards of quality and reliability. So, in late 2004, when Hodgen Distributing planned a warehouse expansion to meet growing demand for Budweiser and other Anheuser-Busch products, they turned to Heatcraft Refrigeration Products (HRP), the most trusted name in commercial refrigeration.

Bohn Brings Cold Meat, Hot Profits to Processing Plant
When Anthony P. Catelli, Sr. established Philadelphia-based Anthony Catelli Wholesale Meats in 1946, he did so with a strict attention to detail and a determination to be the best. Before retiring in 1981, he passed his knowledge of the business and customer service philosophies to his sons, Tony and Jim.

Beacon II Keeps Ice Cream in Premium Condition
J&S Dairy, located in Traverse City, Michigan, began as a small wholesale dairy distributor in 1973. Company owners Jim and Sonya Johns leased space in a local warehouse to keep a variety of dairy products, including cheese, eggs, milk and ice cream, before the products were shipped to major grocery stores throughout Michigan.

Beacon II Prevents Ice Cream Distributor From Meltdown
Buffalo receives more snow annually than any other city in the lower 48 states. But that’s just the half of it. “During the winter months, it can feel colder outside the plant than inside our freezers,” said John Beck, vice president and general manager of Instantwhip Buffalo, Inc. That’s pretty cold, considering that the box temperature at Instantwhip is kept at a chilly -17°F. Fortunately for Instantwhip Buffalo, Inc., a manufacturer of “half and half” dairy creamers and distributor of ice cream, temperatures in Buffalo vary greatly; cold days boost demand for hot coffee and creamers, and when temperatures soar into the 90s in August, so too do ice cream sales.

Heatcraft Refrigeration Keeps it Cool for Global Humanitarian Organization
Since 1992, Heart to Heart International (HHI) has been responding to people in crisis and addressing community health concerns around the world, with the goal of making the world a healthier place to live and work. Based in Olathe, Kansas (a suburb of Kansas City), the organization was born out of a Rotary Club meeting in which a physician shared his passion to help people in need halfway around the world. Today, HHI works with local safety-net agencies to provide emergency relief and medical assistance in local U.S. communities as well as nearly 60 other countries.