The Hazleton, Pennsylvania warehouse of United States Cold Storage (USCS) has been designated the 2015 facility of the year by Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey-based Unilever United States Inc.
For the third time in a row it was singled out from many third-party refrigerated warehouse sites as temperature controlled warehouse of the year, based on its fulfillment of key performance indicator criteria including shipping and inventory accuracies, truck turn times and cost control.
“USCS’ Hazelton warehouse has been a great partner of Unilever United States for a long time, and we are honored to recognize it as the Unilever Quality & Excellence 2015 Distribution Center of the Year. We look forward to continuing partnering with USCS,” said John Schilli, Unilever’s temperature control warehousing manager.
Unilever recently held a supplier-partner awards ceremony at the Hazleton facility. Representing USCS were Larry Alderfer, senior vice president; Mickey Hoffmann, vice president of corporate development; Steve Cunningham, northeast region vice president; and Ryan Horvath, general Manager of the Hazleton operation.
Unilever’s US ice cream portfolio includes popular brands such as Breyers, Popsicle, Ben & Jerry’s, Klondike, Magnum, Talenti Gelato & Sorbetto and Fruttare.
Headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, United States Cold Storage is a major provider of public refrigerated warehousing (PRW) and related logistics services throughout the USA. With roots dating back to 1899, he John Swire & Sons Ltd. subsidiary has long served a diverse customer base with requirements ranging from primary storage to fully integrated third-party logistics. Ranking as the third largest PRW logistics provider in North America, it offers more than 260 million cubic feet of temperature controlled warehouse and distribution space in 37 facilities located in 13 states including California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia.