A cold storage warehouse is a harsh environment to work in. Below freezing temperatures for an extended amount of time can wear on even the most seasoned employee. That’s why many of today’s cold storage providers and food and beverage manufacturers are putting their employees first by adding on and building in such features as state-of-the-art breakrooms, nursing mothers’ areas, fitness centers and more.
“To attract workers, [food and beverage processors] are asking us to design better breakrooms with recreational activities like ping pong tables and video games. They’re also investing in WiFi access and cable TV as well as offering hot meals to boost employee retention,” says Joseph Bove, vice president of business development for Stellar, Jacksonville, Fla. “The shortage of truck drivers is also driving a similar trend. Companies are investing in enhanced truck driver facilities and lounges.”