Over a Century of Service To the Food Distribution Industry.The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses(IARW) came into existence in 1891 when a number of conventional warehouse men took on the demands of storing perishable food and soon realized the increased challenge and complexity of operating temperature controlled storage (IARW IARW International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses ) traces its origins back to 1891, when founders organized a business association to advance the interests and welfare of refrigerated re·frig·er·ate
tr.v. re·frig·er·at·ed, re·frig·er·at·ing, re·frig·er·ates
1. To cool or chill (a substance).
2. To preserve (food) by chilling. and dry warehousing companies. From its inception, the organization was dedicated to elevating and improving industry standards and promoting a better understanding of the warehouse industry among both customers and the general public.
"One of the early challenges of the industry was that food processors could build their own refrigerated warehouses, thus bypassing the public facilities" said J. William Hudson People named William Hudson include:
According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.
2. In keeping with: according to instructions.
3. Hudson, "Public refrigerated warehouses expanded a list of many services from which a processor could choose to fit his very specific needs ... paying only for the services the processor needed and selected.
"Another important selling point selling point
An aspect of a product or service that is stressed in advertising or marketing.
Noun 1. selling point - a characteristic of something that is up for sale that makes it attractive to potential customers is that the processor using public refrigerated warehouses has not spent any money on construction of his own warehouse. This money is available for product development, marketing, or for whatever reason the processor finds he can get the greatest return on his investment."
Over the years, IARW's membership has grown to encompass over 300 warehouse companies and 1,000 facilities in nearly 50 countries on six continents Six Continents is a large retail PLC in UK which split into Six Continents Retail known as Mitchells and Butlers plc. The hotels and soft drinks business of Six Continents PLC is now known as InterContinental Hotels Group PLC. , including more than 90% of the estimated $2 billion global public refrigerated warehouse industry. The association's work is joined by another 200-plus companies which have developed products and services designed especially to help the refrigerated warehouse industry to operate more efficiently and better serve food processors and retailers.
In recent years, IARW programs and activities have expanded to include promotion and development of broader and more efficient warehousing, collection and dissemination dissemination Medtalk The spread of a pernicious process–eg, CA, acute infection Oncology Metastasis, see there of statistical information and ideas among members, advising members of legislation and regulations affecting their business, and improving relations between employers and employees within the industry.
The IARW international membership directory, published annually, is distributed to nearly 5,000 producers, processors and retailers and is considered to be the food industry's "bible" for refrigerated warehousing services.
The IARW's Warehouse Operations Manual (WOM WOM - write-only memory ) is a valuable resource for every member. The WOM includes suggested warehouse documents and addresses matters ranging from safety to storage, from inventory to energy, from maintenance to materials handling Materials handling
The loading, moving, and unloading of materials. The hundreds of different ways of handling materials are generally classified according to the type of equipment used. , and from costs to computers. There are also supplementary reference documents dedicated entirely to key subjects such as labor relations, government affairs, electronic data processing See EDP.
(application) Electronic Data Processing - (EDP) data processing by electronic machines, i.e. computers. , energy conservation and other important industry topics.
IARW is governed gov·ern
v. gov·erned, gov·ern·ing, gov·erns
1. To make and administer the public policy and affairs of; exercise sovereign authority in.
2. by an international board of directors, elected officers and seven standing committees, as well as a network of independent regional chapters representing its diverse membership
Each of the standing committees is concerned with a particular matter of interest to members and their employees: there is a Construction/Codes Committee, a Finance/Administration Committee, a Government Affairs Committee, a Technology Committee, an Insurance/Risk Management Committee, a Trends Committee, and a Warehouse Operations Committee.
An Education/Standards Committee and a Refrigeration refrigeration, process for drawing heat from substances to lower their temperature, often for purposes of preservation. Refrigeration in its modern, portable form also depends on insulating materials that are thin yet effective. Technology/Energy Services Committee operate jointly with the World Food Logistics Organization. The WFLO WFLO World Food Logistics Organization (Alexandria, Virginia) Research and Commodity Committees addresses needs and advances in the technology relating to relating to relate prep → concernant
relating to relate prep → bezüglich +gen, mit Bezug auf +acc food preservation food preservation, methods of preparing food so that it can be stored for future use. Because most foods remain edible for only a brief period of time, people since the earliest ages have experimented with methods for successful food preservation. by temperature control and other alternate technologies. The IARW also maintains a successful insurance program supports the industry by providing warehouseman's legal liability insurance and other forms of cover age for members primarily from the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and Canada.
One of the great strengths of the IARW is member involvement, which takes place throughout the year. The Annual Convention and Exposition exposition or exhibition, term frequently applied to an organized public fair or display of industrial and artistic productions, designed usually to promote trade and to reflect cultural progress. is held annually in the Spring, attracting over 700 delegates from around the world. The Assembly of Committees and relevant seminars and workshops draw hundreds of IARW members in the Summer. Autumn brings the semiannual Semiannual
An event that occurs twice in a calendar year.
A bond with semiannual coupons would issue payment once every six months.
See also: Annual, Bond, Coupon Bond meetings of the IARW Board of Directors, the WFLO Board of Governors, the Past Chairmen and Presidents' Council (PCPC PCPC Philadelphia City Planning Commission
PCPC Park Cities Presbyterian Church (Dallas, TX)
PCPC Partit Comunista del Poble de Catalunya
PCPC Personal Computers Peripheral Corporation ) and individual meetings of all IARW chapters. In February of each year, some 200 employees of IARW member companies come together for the World Food Logistics Organization's Institute at the University of Oklahoma University of Oklahoma, abbreviated OU, is a coeducational public research university located in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. Founded in 1890, it existed in Oklahoma Territory near Indian Territory 17 years before the two became the state of Oklahoma. . These programs are augmented from time to rime by special events. Similarly, the IARW and WFLO European Education European Education: Issues and Studies is a quarterly journal of education. Established in 1969, it presents contemporary issues and studies in European education. The journal includes articles on education policy, theory and practice. Its ISSN number is 1056-4934. Institute also provides training programs.
Six times each year, IARW members are kept up to date by Cold Facts, a newsletter that covers association and industry news, management changes, commodity reports, suggested readings and additional information of interest. Other publications include regular dispatches dedicated to loss prevention, transportation trends, government news, tax management, labor news, information systems, energy conservation and cost management.
International Public Refrigerated Warehouse Industry Stands Tall and is Still Growing, Declares IARW President
A mid-year census of public refrigerated warehousing and logistics companies in North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. confirms continued expansion and strong growth during the last 12 months. The report from the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) shows a total of 627 facilities operating a record of 2.1 billion cubic feet of refrigerated and frozen space in North America. IARW members represent nearly 100% of the public refrigerated warehouse and logistics industry. The 600-plus facilities are owned by 244 companies and are strategically situated to serve customers throughout Canada, Mexico and the USA.
IARW President J. William Hudson described the new numbers as indicative of a very healthy industry. "The sustained growth of the industry demonstrates just how well positioned public refrigerated warehouses are to help retailers and manufacturers squeeze costs out of the supply chain," he commented.
Hudson noted that new space is coming on line from companies of every size, and that small, medium and large facilities in many parts of North America are boosting capacities to serve their food, pharmaceutical, film, and other temperature-sensitive temperature-sensitive
living organisms that are sensitive to air temperatures outside of a narrow range, e.g. virus vaccine that does not replicate at deep body temperature, but does replicate in the respiratory tract. product customers. "The great attraction and the great strength of this industry," said the IARW president, "is the easy access it offers to a network of conveniently located refrigerated warehousing and logistics facilities throughout North America."
According to the IARW report, the largest company in the industry is AmeriCold Logistics, with 99 facilities and 519,500,000 cubic feet of temperature controlled space. AmeriCold represents nearly 26% of all public refrigerated space in North America.
Millard Refrigerated Services (164,800,000 cubic feet), CS Integrated (140,630,877 cubic feet), United States Cold Storage (102,260,883 cubic feet), and Associated Freezers (61,829,500 cubic feet) round out the top five companies in North America.
Other companies on the list include Versacold Group, Nordic Refrigerated Services, Atlas Atlas, in Greek mythology
Atlas (ăt`ləs), in Greek mythology, a Titan; son of Iapetus and Clymene and the brother of Prometheus. Cold Storage, Interstate in·ter·state
Involving, existing between, or connecting two or more states.
One of a system of highways extending between the major cities of the 48 contiguous United States.
Noun 1. Warehousing, Henningsen Cold Storage, Total Logistic lo·gis·tic also lo·gis·ti·cal
1. Of or relating to symbolic logic.
2. Of or relating to logistics.
[Medieval Latin logisticus, of calculation Control, P & O Cold Storage, Hanson Cold Storage, Burris Refrigerated Logistics, Interstate Cold Storage, Cloverleaf Cold Storage, Zero Mountain, Alford Refrigerated Warehouses, National Cold Storage, and Geneva Lakes For the lake in Europe, see Lake Geneva. For Lake Geneva in Minnesota, see Freeborn County, Minnesota.
Geneva Lake is a body of freshwater in southeastern Wisconsin. On its shores are the cities of Lake Geneva, Fontana-on-Geneva-Lake, and the village of Williams Bay. Cold Storage. The top twenty companies operate 326, or more than half of all facilities in North America.
As of July 31, the IARW register lists 627 North American North American
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See QQQ. . The 32 million cubic foot facility, owned by AmeriCold Logistics, is situated underground in what was once a marble quarry Quarry
captured by Hercules as third Labor. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]
savage bull caught by Hercules as seventh Labor. [Gk. in Carthage, Missouri Carthage is a city in Jasper County, Missouri, United States. The population was 12,668 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Jasper CountyGR6 and is nicknamed "America's Maple Leaf City. . The single largest above ground facility in North America is operated by Nordic Refrigerated Services in Atlanta, Georgia Georgia, country, Asia
Georgia (jôr`jə), Georgian Sakartvelo, Rus. Gruziya, officially Republic of Georgia, republic (2005 est. pop. 4,677,000), c.26,900 sq mi (69,700 sq km), in W Transcaucasia. . The 15.1 million cubic foot coldstore is equivalent in size to a thirty-story tall football field.
Internationally, the IARW's Top 20 members (in terms of size) operate almost two billion cubic feet (55,215,026 cubic meters Noun 1. cubic meter - a metric unit of volume or capacity equal to 1000 liters
cubic metre, kiloliter, kilolitre
metric capacity unit - a capacity unit defined in metric terms ) of space. Ranking No. 1 is Americold Logistics, whose 99 facilities in the USA occupy 519,500,000 cubic feet of space.
CS Integrated/Frigoscandia, with operations in the USA and Europe ranks No. 2. Next comes Millard Refrigerated Services in the USA, followed by Nichirei Corp. in Japan. Others are ranked below.
A complete listing of IARW member facilities can be found on the Internet Internet
Publicly accessible computer network connecting many smaller networks from around the world. It grew out of a U.S. Defense Department program called ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network), established in 1969 with connections between computers at the at www.iarw.org. The Food Industry's International Directory of Refrigerated Warehouse and Distribution Centers and Buyers' Guide is available from the IARW for $150, or at no cost to food manufacturers and other users of refrigerated warehouse facilities.
Ready and Able to Assist In Humanitarian Causes
Helping to squeeze costs out of the food supply chain is, of course, a high priority among members of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW). So is helping direct badly needed foodstuffs foodstuffs npl → comestibles mpl
foodstuffs npl → denrées fpl alimentaires
foodstuffs food npl → to people victimized by natural or manmade disasters.
IARW is fully supportive of humanitarian efforts such as organized relief to assist victims of the devastating dev·as·tate
tr.v. dev·as·tat·ed, dev·as·tat·ing, dev·as·tates
1. To lay waste; destroy.
2. To overwhelm; confound; stun: was devastated by the rude remark. flood brought to Central America Central America, narrow, southernmost region (c.202,200 sq mi/523,698 sq km) of North America, linked to South America at Colombia. It separates the Caribbean from the Pacific. by Hurricane Mitch Hurricane Mitch was one of the deadliest and most powerful hurricanes on record in the Atlantic basin, with maximum sustained winds of 180 mph (290 km/h). The storm was the thirteenth tropical storm, ninth hurricane, and third major hurricane of the 1998 Atlantic .
Both IARW and sister organization WFLO were represented at a roundtable meeting earlier this year which addressed the hurricane crisis in Central America. Economic reconstruction Economic Reconstruction refers to a process for creating a proactive vision of economic change. The basic idea is that problems in the economy such as deindustrialization, environmental decay, outsourcing, industrial incompetence, poverty and addiction to a permanent war economy was the focal point focal point
See focus. of the discussion, which was hosted by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce.
1999: North America's Top Twenty Public Refrigerated Warehouse & Distribution Companies
Company Facilities Space 1 AmeriCold 99 519,500,000 2 Millard Refrigerated Services 24 164,800,000 3 CS Integrated 29 140,630,877 4 United States Cold Storage 31 102,260,883 5 Associated Freezers 20 61,829,500 6 Versacold Group 23 57,800,000 7 Nordic Refrigerated Services 16 50,784,078 8 Atlas Cold Storage 9 40,078,000 9 Interstate Warehouse 9 36,362,000 10 Henningsen Cold Storage 7 34,585,877 11 Total Logistic Control 7 32,030,820 12 P & O Cold Storage 7 25,421,000 13 Hanson Cold Storage 8 24,998,643 14 Burris Refrigerated Logistics 7 24,352,078 15 Interstate Cold Storage 5 21,441,600 16 Cloverleaf Cold Storage 8 20,939,660 17 Zero Mountain 4 20,444,000 18 Alford Refrigerated Warehouses 4 19,260,000 19 National Cold Storage 6 18,125,000 20 Geneva Lakes Cold Storage 3 16,100,000
IARW's total North America member space = 2,014,872,864 cubic feet; IARW's total worldwide member space = 2,687,030,086 cubic feet.
TOP TWENTY IARW INTERNATIONAL MEMBERS, 1999 Member Subsidiaries 1. Americold Logistics 2. CS Integrated/Frigoscandia CS Integrated Frigoscandia Total 3. Millard Refrigerated Services 4. Nichirei Corporation Nichirei Eurofrigo/HIWA Total 5. John Swire & Sons United States Cold Storage Frigmobile Woodmasons South Australian Cold Storage Swire Pacific Cold Storage Total 6. Salvesen Logistics 7. P&O Cold Storage P&O Cold Storage P&O Cold Storage Cool Queen Pacific Cold Storage Total 8. Associated Freezers Corp. Total 9. Versacold Group Total 10. Nordic Refrigerated Services 11. MUK Logistics 12. Atlas Cold Storage Total 13. Interstate Warehousing 14. Henningsen Cold Storage 15. Total Logistic Control 16. Hanson Cold Storage 17. Gruppo Marconi 18. Burris Refrigerated Logistics 19. Interstate Cold Storage 20. Cloverleaf Cold Storage Grand Total, Top 20 Member Country Facilities 1. Americold Logistics USA 99 2. CS Integrated/Frigoscandia USA 29 Europe 98 127 3. Millard Refrigerated Services USA 24 4. Nichirei Corporation Japan 127 Europe 8 135 5. John Swire & Sons USA 31 Australia 7 Australia 5 Australia 5 Vietnam 1 49 6. Salvesen Logistics Europe 36 7. P&O Cold Storage Australia 6 New Zealand 2 Argentina 1 USA 7 16 8. Associated Freezers Corp. Canada 12 USA 8 20 9. Versacold Group Canada 22 USA 1 23 10. Nordic Refrigerated Services USA 16 11. MUK Logistics Germany 20 12. Atlas Cold Storage USA 5 Canada 4 9 13. Interstate Warehousing USA 9 14. Henningsen Cold Storage USA 7 15. Total Logistic Control USA 7 16. Hanson Cold Storage USA 8 17. Gruppo Marconi Italy 3 18. Burris Refrigerated Logistics USA 7 19. Interstate Cold Storage USA 5 20. Cloverleaf Cold Storage USA 8 Grand Total, Top 20 World Member Cubic Feet Cubic Meters 1. Americold Logistics 519,500,000 14,710,588 2. CS Integrated/Frigoscandia 140,630,877 3,982,219 192,790,575 5,459,216 333,421,452 9,441,435 3. Millard Refrigerated Services 164,800,000 4,666,612 4. Nichirei Corporation 123,774,000 3,604,886 39,834,982 1,128,000 163,608,982 4,632,886 5. John Swire & Sons 102,260,883 2,895,703 14,496,000 410,481 14,773,000 418,324 8,223,350 232,859 1,059,442 30,000 140,812,127 3,987,367 6. Salvesen Logistics 84,593,503 2,395,419 7. P&O Cold Storage 33,400,000 945,782 5,530,000 156,592 2,100,000 59,465 25,421,000 719,842 66,451,000 1,881,681 8. Associated Freezers Corp. 24,629,500 697,429 37,200,000 1,053,386 61,829,500 1,750,815 9. Versacold Group 53,819,400 1,523,994 3,980,600 112,718 57,800,000 1,636,712 10. Nordic Refrigerated Services 50,784,078 1,438,044 11. MUK Logistics 46,791,978 1,325,000 12. Atlas Cold Storage 26,478,000 749,773 13,600,000 385,109 40,078,000 1,134,882 13. Interstate Warehousing 36,362,000 1,029,656 14. Henningsen Cold Storage 34,585,877 979,362 15. Total Logistic Control 32,030,820 907,011 16. Hanson Cold Storage 24,998,643 707,882 17. Gruppo Marconi 24,720,290 700,000 18. Burris Refrigerated Logistics 24,352,078 689,573 19. Interstate Cold Storage 21,441,600 607,158 20. Cloverleaf Cold Storage 20,939,660 592,945 Grand Total, Top 20 1,949,902,136 55,215,026
Total member space worldwide: 2,688,089,528 cubic feet; share of Top 20 = 72.5%