SnoTemp Cold Storage Opens Energy-Efficient Deep Freeze Warehouse
SnoTemp Cold Storage, Eugene, Ore., opened the doors to its new deep freeze warehouse located in Eugene, Ore. The 70,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility supports the growth of the local natural and organic frozen food processing, including frozen desserts (dairy and non-dairy, fruits, vegetables, proteins, bakery, yogurt, beverages and more.
Features include 7,000 racked pallet positions, LED lights, variable speed drives, insulation upgrades, refrigeration control systems and high-tech air curtains on freezer doors to eliminate frost buildup in the freezer. All of this adds up to a projected energy savings of more than 1,500,000 kwh per year, which is the equivalent usage of 130 homes in the United States.
“The super-sized inbound and outbound staging area is an important design feature,” says Paul Haugen, vice president of sales and operations. “By eliminating dock staging, we are maintaining the highest quality in our customers’ products.”
“This building extends our ability [to] provide custom, flexible storage solutions to local food manufacturers,” says Jason Lafferty, general manager. “We built this warehouse in a way that supports our customers’ growth now and for years to come.”
SnoTemp’s Eugene facility encompasses 235,000 square feet of temperature-controlled warehouse space that ranges from ?20°F to 70°F. All SnoTemp warehouses are equipped with the latest in food safety and security systems. Services include 24/7 customer access to an online warehouse management system and EDI for seamless transaction integration. Custom handling solutions include case-picking, temperature-controlled, small-parcel shipping, re-pack operations, quick-freezing, container handling and rail logistics.