Latest Press Releases
January 6, 2020 - Camden, NJ
United States Cold Storage Welcomes Larry Alderfer as President & CEO
CAMDEN, NJ – United States Cold Storage (USCS), the premier U.S. provider of public refrigerated warehousing (PRW) and related logistics services, welcomed Larry Alderfer as the company’s new President & Chief Executive Officer, effective January 1st, 2020.
He succeeds David Harlan who retired December 31, 2019, after a 40-year career with the company.
Alderfer’s own refrigerated warehousing industry experience dates to age 16 when he joined Pennsylvania’s former Rosenberger Cold Storage. He worked there 14 years and later joined USCS in 1998 as General Manager for the company’s Union City, CA, warehouse.
November 21, 2019 - Camden, NJ
United States Cold Storage Opens Warehouse For Blue Diamond Growers
CAMDEN, NJ – United States Cold Storage (USCS) held grand opening ceremonies Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, for its second refrigerated warehouse in Turlock, CA.
Completed last month, the 9.3-million-cubic-foot facility, called “USCS Turlock North,” serves as a dedicated location to Blue Diamond Growers, the world's leading almond marketer and processor. The warehouse has two rooms and as many as 40,500 pallet positions. The location meets British Retail Consortium (BRC) certification food safety standards and offers import/export services in addition to California Organic Certification.
As a dedicated facility, USCS Turlock North will receive, store and ship Blue Diamond ingredients designated for its own finished products as well as industrial finished goods. The facility will serve as the primary location for Blue Diamond’s industrial customers—both domestic and international. Blue Diamond’s diverse ingredient line not only includes a wide range of almonds (whole, sliced, diced, etc.) but also ingredients such as almond powders, flours, and oils.
October 3, 2019 - Camden, NJ
United States Cold Storage Announces David Harlan Retirement
CAMDEN, NJ – United States Cold Storage (USCS) USCS Chairman JB Rae-Smith announced David Harlan will retire as President & CEO on December 31, 2019, after completing 40 years of service with the company. Succeeding him will be 21-year USCS veteran Larry Alderfer, who has served as Chief Operating Officer since March 2018.
Harlan joined USCS in 1979 after graduating from Temple University, Philadelphia. He later served in roles as Corporate Controller and Vice President of National Sales and Marketing before being promoted to President in 1999.
Rae-Smith called Harlan’s service record “exemplary” as Harlan has been the guiding force behind USCS' significant growth and expansion during the past decade or so. In 1999, USCS managed a network of 27 warehouses with approximately 100 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution space. Today’s operation, in contrast, offers more than 355 million cubic feet of space in 42 facilities located in 13 states.
August 1, 2019 - Camden, NJ
United States Cold Storage Expands Medley, FL, Warehouse
CAMDEN, NJ – Late July saw United States Cold Storage (USCS) complete a Phase II addition to its operation in Medley, FL, serving the Miami and South Florida markets.
The expansion brings another 1.7 million cubic feet of -10F freezer storage, another 12,030 pallet positions and 12 additional refrigerated dock doors. With that, USCS Medley now boasts 6.1 million cubic feet of storage with 35,975 pallet positions and as many as 30 refrigerated dock doors. The operation’s convertible rooms offer storage temperatures ranging from -20F to +55F.
“USCS has had a presence in the Miami marketplace for more than 40 years and we continue to support our customers by expanding our footprint in this very important geographic area,” says George Cruz, USCS Senior Vice President-Southern Region. “Our relationship with our customers in the import/export arena with Latin America continues to grow. The bilingual staff at our Miami operation supports ease of customer relations and service. This incremental space will allow us to better service the growing needs of our existing customer base and help to offer our services to new customers.”
July 15, 2019 - Camden, NJ
United States Cold Storage Opens High-Tech Warehouse in Lebanon, IN
CAMDEN, NJ –United States Cold Storage (USCS) officially opened a 5.1 million-cubic-foot freezer addition at its warehouse in Lebanon, IN. The expansion includes an approximate 3.5 million-cubic-foot section with an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) as well as a 1.7 million-cubic-foot section for conventional storage.
USCS Lebanon is located along US Interstate 65, just 30 minutes northwest of Indianapolis. The new operation primarily supports a customer whose products are housed in both the automated and conventional storage areas for both full-pallet and case-pick load preparation. The finished addition houses 15,724 pallets including 5,898 conventional locations and 9,826 slots within the ASRS warehouse.
April 24, 2019 - Camden, NJ
United States Cold Storage Adding Second Turlock, CA, Location
CAMDEN, NJ –United States Cold Storage (USCS) expects this October 2019 to complete construction of its second public refrigerated warehouse in Turlock, CA.
Upon completion, the new “USCS Turlock North” facility will house 9.4 million cubic feet of space with 42,000 racked pallet positions. Its two multi-temp storage rooms will be capable maintaining temperatures ranging from -20F to +55F. Its fully enclosed, refrigerated shipping and receiving dock will have 16 dock doors.
To better service area customers, officials say Turlock North will offer import/export services and adhere to strict handling and storage certification procedures outlined by both Retail British Consortium (BRC) as well as the California Certified Organic Farmers program.
“Our new facility will be constructed directly opposite of our current “Turlock South” site, which was constructed in 2009,” notes Chris Harrington, USCS Director-California Northern Central Valley. “Two large Stanislaus County food processors were the initial anchor customers for that first Turlock building. Thanks to our customers’ success, Turlock South has expanded twice since then—in 2012 and in 2015. It continues to provide storage and distribution solutions for additional food manufacturers in the Central Valley. Even so, we recognized that was time build a new Turlock North location and add even more capacity.”
United States Cold Storage Opens Second Fresno, CA, Site
CAMDEN, NJ –United States Cold Storage (USCS) has opened its second public refrigerated warehouse in Fresno, CA.
Completed late last fall, the 6.4 million-cubic-foot “Fresno West” operation features 28,000 racked pallet positions and rooms capable of storing products from -20F to +55F. Its fully enclosed, refrigerated 60-foot shipping and receiving dock has 20 additional dock doors. The new operation also offers rail service with close proximity to a Union Pacific intermodal yard. The site also is BRC certified and offers services to either the Port of Oakland, or the Port of Los Angeles.
“This is our fourth large-scale expansion in the Fresno market since 2007,” says Rod Noll, USCS Senior Vice President-Western Region. “The driving force behind our activity is the success of the many Central Valley food and beverage companies. These innovative customers are making a splash in the industry with new product lines. Additionally, we have expanded our portfolio of transportation services.”
United States Cold Storage Opens Denton, Texas, Warehouse
CAMDEN, NJ –United States Cold Storage (USCS) has opened a 7.7 million-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse in Denton, TX.
USCS already operates 32.6 million cubic feet of space at three other warehouses in the Dallas and Ft. Worth market. The new USCS Denton location is located just north of Fort Worth and strategically located at the intersection of I-35E (Dallas) and I-35W (Fort Worth).
Located on a 40-acre property, the Phase One site houses 25,712 pallet positions with three rooms and storage temperatures ranging from -20F to +60F. Its fully enclosed, refrigerated shipping and receiving dock has 22 dock doors and five rail dock doors. The site also features import/export services and is served by the Kansas City Southern, one of the only rail lines going directly into Mexico.
United States Cold Storage Opens Second Atlanta-Area Site
CAMDEN, NJ –United States Cold Storage (USCS) has opened its second Atlanta, GA, area location, a newly constructed 6.7-million-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse in McDonough, GA, located just south and east from Atlanta and right off the Interstate 75 corridor.
USCS already operates an 8.6-million-cubic-foot facility in McDonough, which it began leasing in 2016. This current operation, known as “McDonough 1,” serves the greater Atlanta metro market and provides regional multi-temp distribution services to the Southeast.
Located just one mile away, the new “McDonough 2” site offers 26,154 pallet positions, handles a wide range of refrigerated and frozen products (from -20F to +40F) and provides distribution services from as many as 25 refrigerated, enclosed dock doors and five railcar doors (served by Norfolk Southern).
United States Cold Storage (USCS) has purchased approximately 30 acres of land in Laredo, TX, and plans by early 2019 to build a new public refrigerated warehouse—its third in the market—to serve import and exports involving the United States and Mexico. The site is strategically located between Laredo’s two most important and busiest bridge crossings with Mexico: the World Trade Bridge and the Columbia Bridge. USCS plans an initial Phase One building of 6 million to 8 million cubic feet with refrigerated and frozen storage and handling capabilities.
Just 10 to 15 miles away, USCS has two additional Laredo sites—one designated for meat inspections and another to handle frozen distribution imports. “The refrigerated/fresh import market is developing quickly and we need a new facility that meets the requirements of this fast-paced business,” notes George Cruz, USCS Senior Vice President-Southern Region. “This new facility will feature special cross-dock shipping and receiving areas, a large yard for drop-trailers, and state-of-the-art refrigeration and material handling systems.”
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United States Cold Storage (USCS) expects by late 2018 to complete a 7.7 millioncubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse in Denton, TX. The company broke ground this February on a 40-acre site in Denton, which is strategically located at the intersection of I-35E (Dallas) and I-35W (Fort Worth). Denton is located just north and in between the two cities at the northern edge of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex. USCS already operates 32.6 million cubic feet of space at three other warehouses in the Dallas and Ft. Worth market.
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United States Cold Storage (USCS) broke ground for a Phase 2 addition at the company’s public refrigerated warehouse in Lebanon, IN. The operation opened in 2009 with 6.5 million cubic feet of refrigerated and frozen storage and 24,300 pallet positions. Officials expect by next fall to complete the 5.1 million cubic foot addition with 16,000 more pallet positions and 10 additional shipping dock doors. The facility handles a wide range of refrigerated and frozen products held at temperatures from -20F to +60F. A portion of the addition will be served by an automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS). This will be USCS’s second facility integrating both a conventional and automated design.
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April 3, 2018 - Voorhees, NJ
United States Cold Storage (USCS) expects by June 2019 to complete a Phase 2 addition at its public refrigerated warehouse in Medley, FL. The expansion will add 2.6 million cubic feet of refrigerated storage space for 11,806 pallet positions. Upon completion the operation will have totals of 6.8 million cubic feet of storage with 35,906 racked, variable height pallet locations—representing a 50% increase in cubic capacity.
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United States Cold Storage promoted Larry Alderfer to the new position of Chief Operating Office. Alderfer previously was Senior Vice President, and he retains responsibilities for Business Development, Corporate Development, Transportation / Logistics and Information Technology. With his new role, Alderfer now assumes responsibilities for regional operations in five regions. “One of his first corporate development successes was to enter and expand our presence in the Pennsylvania market. Soon after that, Larry increased his responsibilities to include Regional Vice President for the Northeast Region,” notes David Harlan, USCS President & CEO. Most recently, Larry earned the recognition and position of Senior Vice President.
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United States Cold Storage (USCS) expects by this fall to build a 6.7-million-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse in McDonough, GA, located just south and east from Atlanta and right off the Interstate 75 corridor. USCS already operates an 8.6-million-cubic-foot facility in McDonough, which it began leasing in 2016. This operation, known as McDonough 1, serves the greater Atlanta metro market and provides regional multi-temp distribution services to the Southeast. Located just one mile away, the new “McDonough 2” site will offer 26,154 pallet positions, handle a wide range of refrigerated and frozen products (from -20F to +40F) and provide distribution services from as many as 25 refrigerated, enclosed dock doors and five railcar doors (served by Norfolk Southern).
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United States Cold Storage (USCS) recently completed a 5.3 million-cubic-foot, Phase Three addition at its public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in Dallas, TX. Just built in 2013, USCS Dallas is located at 2225 N. Cockrell Hill Rd. and works with nearby USCS warehouses in Fort Worth and Arlington, TX, to serve the Dallas Metroplex region. For its part, USCS Dallas is a strategic location to efficiently serve key markets throughout Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. The USCS Dallas facility now offers 14.9 million cubic feet (517,566 square feet) of cold storage with room for 56,809 pallets stored at temperatures ranging from -20F to +40F. This high-volume truck and rail distribution center has 67 dock doors and eight rail doors (serviced by Union Pacific). The operation also offers multi-vendor consolidation, blast freezing, and a wide range of local cartage services.
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