Organically Grown Co. (OGC), an Elmhurst, Ill.-based distributor of organic produce, partnered with Engineered Products, a Papé company, Seattle, Wash., to select InsulWall as a wall system in its new Seattle LEED Gold facility.
GREEN InsulWall from Randall Manufacturing, Elmhurst, Ill., is a rigid, insulating modular wall system made from reclaimed Polyiso—what is said to be the “greenest” of the foam-plastic insulations—thus contributing to LEED scores. In addition to its GREEN attributes, InsulWall maintains the ability to be moved, re-hung and reused as business needs change.
“By selecting InsulWall in our new Seattle LEED Gold distribution facility, we aim to increase our agility in creating temperature-controlled warehouse space for seasonal produce, continue our commitment to sustainability and our LEED gold certification level and decrease time spent cleaning our walls, thus decreasing labor costs and increasing productivity,” says Anthony Seran, project manager at OGC. “Our produce is seasonal, and our refrigerated warehouse space is ever changing. InsulWall’s modularity and ease of installation helps us meet our inventory’s needs in a matter of hours, if necessary. In addition, InsulWall’s ease of cleaning allows us to maintain the highest sanitary standards while saving substantial labor hours.”
The explosive growth of the organic industry mirrors consumer trends of wanting fresher, more perishable produce and foods that require more temperature-controlled warehouse storage space.
“OGC’s Seattle distribution facility offers Randall Manufacturing an excellent opportunity to showcase InsulWall’s modularity, ease of installation and GREEN insulating capabilities,” says Kristine Grudis, warehouse sales manager at Randall Manufacturing. “The organic industry is looking for modern solutions like InsulWall that allow for quick and easy reconfiguration of temperature-controlled warehouse space in a manner that utilizes resources, space and the environment efficiently.”
InsulWall can be used in a variety of applications to create warehouse space that partitions temperature and humidity. Its 5-foot-wide panels fasten to the ceiling deck and attach to each other with industrial Velcro with minimal facility disruption.