Logistics Briefs: Millard rebrands; IARW names largest PRWs
One of the nation's largest public refrigerated warehouse operators, Millard Refrigerated Services, Omaha, Neb., said it simplified its brand identity and now will known as Millard.
“It’s been clear to us for some time that Millard is far more than just refrigerated services,” said Millard President Lance Larsen. “From warehousing and storage to logistics and delivery, not to mention all the technology and experience that helps add value to the product we have on site – Millard’s identity can no longer be limited to one category.”
In addition to cold storage warehousing, Millard said it provides transportation, logistics support and import/export assistance. Larsen said the name change coincided with the company’s recent general managers’ meeting in Omaha and the launch of a new website: www.millardref.com.
The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) released its annual IARW Global Top 25 List of the public refrigerated warehouses (PRWs) with the greatest capacity of warehouse space in the world. Accompanying the Global Top 25 is the IARW North American Top 25 List.
Companies listed on both lists reported increases in their capacity. The Global Top 25 currently operates 2.94 billion cubic feet (83.32 million cubic meters) – a 4.4 percent increase from last year. The North American Top 25 currently operates 2.50 billion cubic feet (70.72 million cubic meters) – a 2.85 percent increase from 2009.
“The lists reflect the breadth and diversity of today’s PRW industry,” said IARW President and CEO Bill Hudson. “Our members continue to strategically grow their operations in North America and around the world in order to better meet the needs of their customers. As retailers and processors expand their business, IARW members will be there to offer streamlined, efficient logistics solutions.”
IARW has members in 65 countries around the world. A complete listing of all IARW Members can be found in the Global Cold Chain Directory, which is available online at www.iarw.org.