Tippmann Affiliated Group has selected Rod Waiters, warehouse supervisor for its growing Interstate Cold Storage (ICS) Columbus II facility, as the Employee of the Quarter to recognize his contributions to the company’s success, according to ICS president Vince Tippmann, Jr.

Waiters has served as an Interstate Cold Storage team member for 16 years. His responsibilities include overseeing the daily activities of all warehouse workers at the Interstate Cold Storage Columbus II location.

“Our employees are our greatest asset, and we are proud to honor Rod Waiters this quarter for his efforts as a warehouse supervisor. Not only a great colleague, mentor and friend, Rod epitomizes the best of Interstate Cold Storage,” Tippmann said. “Rod has made a major impact on our business during the pandemic and on-going labor shortages. He leads by example and is an invaluable member of the Tippmann Affiliated Group family.”

Waiters started his Interstate Cold Storage career in 2006 as a forklift operator at the company’s Columbus I location. “Being here as long as I have seen many innovations and improvements throughout the years,” he said.

Waiters leads the team of warehouse employees working at Columbus II, the largest of five Interstate Cold Storage facilities with more than 7.3 million cubic feet of cold storage space.

Tippmann Affiliated Group is a family-owned organization with a diversified group of business segments throughout North America. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tippmann Affiliated Group brands include Polar King, Polar Leasing, Polar King Mobile, Interstate Cold Storage and Thermodyne.

About Interstate Cold Storage
 Established in 1973, Interstate Cold Storage is a leader in cold storage facilities, shipping and distribution, with a network of facilities strategically located across the Midwest. Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, ICS is a family-owned company with five locations and nearly 22 million cubic feet of refrigerated space. ICS is a top 20 North American refrigerated warehousing company, according to the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses. The facility network currently supports temperature ranges from -15°F to 35°F with multi-room, multi-temp offerings. Interstate Cold Storage is a subsidiary of the Tippmann Affiliated Group and has two facilities in Ohio: Columbus and Napoleon; and two in Fort Wayne, Indiana.