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United States Cold Storage expanding again in Nashville area to offer freight consolidation program.

United States Cold Storage is expanding its Nashville area Interchange City plant for the third time in three years.

Construction is well underway on a 2.2 million cubic foot addition to U.S.C.S.- Interchange City in La Vergne, Tennessee. The project is expected to be completed by October 1, 1993.

This latest addition of freezer space is part of the introduction of United States Cold Storage's P.D.Q. (Proven Distribution Quality) Freight Consolidation and Distribution Center Concept into the Southeast.

P.D.Q. gives individual customers greater control over distribution costs by allowing them to combine product loads with shipments from several other vendors. These combined shipments follow a regular and reliable schedule, and U.S.C.S. acts as the shipping agent throughout the process: preparing all necessary documentation, paying transportation charges, and billing individual customers for their portion.

Because the P.D.Q. consolidation program allows products to be held at one central location, inventory turnover can be increased, inventory cost can be decreased and stock shortages can be virtually eliminated.

The new freezer space at U.S.C.S.- Interchange City has been designed to accommodate distribution center has been designed to accommodate distribution center requirements. The fully racked space will include special push-back racks on lower levels plus single-deep racking for slower moving product, said Russel Fryer, Vice President and Manager of the Interchange City complex.

The new addition will include eight refrigerated truck dock doors, giving U.S.C.S.- Interchange City a total of 32 refrigerated truck dock doors. In addition to the freezer space -- capable of sustaining temperatures at -20 degrees Fahrenheit -- the new construction will include office space to further enhance computerized order picking and inventory control.

U.S.C.S.- Interchange City has grown rapidly since its opening in 1988 as a 1.5 million cubic foot facility. In 1990, the first addition of 1.3 million cubic feet was finished -- and followed by another 1 million cubic feet in 1992.

With completion of this latest addition, U.S.C.S.- Interchange City will offer a storage capacity of 6 million cubic feet.

United States Cold Storage already offers its P.D.Q. consolidation service at its Lyons, Illinois, facility near Chicago -- which serves all 48 continental states -- as well as Dallas -- servicing five Southern states -- and Union City, California, servicing five Western states.

Nashville is considered a most logical candidate for the P.D.Q. program because of its strategic location. For example, some 38% of the U.S. population lives within 500 miles of Nashville, and fully 70% live within 1,000 miles.
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Title Annotation:United States Cold Storage Inc.
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Date:Oct 1, 1993
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