Mattingly Cold Storage, Zanesville, Ohio, commissioned Tippmann Innovation (Ti), Fort Wayne, Ind., to conduct freezing and tempering tests with Ti’s patented QF+ In-Rack Freezing System. The purpose of the tests was to evaluate freezing and tempering times against traditional blast freezing and tempering methods. Faced with the challenge of a 72-hour freeze time for pork, Mattingly hoped to reach temperatures of 0°F in 48 hours or less while operating a -10°F freezer.

Data from the Ti test demonstrated that the QF+ In-Rack Freezing System allowed Mattingly to reach their desired freezing and tempering goals and increase product turn rates. As a result, Mattingly added QF+ to its Zanesville facility.

Mattingly Cold Storage is a family-owned warehousing company that provides multi-temperature range storage solutions for refrigerated, frozen and dry warehousing space.

"We are extremely happy with our decision to install the QF+ as our very first blast freezer. Tippmann Innovation and their staff were consummate professionals that ensured that the freezer was installed in a timely and efficient manner. If we ever add a second blast, we know who we are using," says Angie Schmidt, executive vice president, Mattingly.