At the close of 2014, data released by the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses showed that the total capacity of refrigerated warehouses has increased 20 percent since 2012. And over the past few months, trade magazines have been honing in on the topic, tapping into our team members at Stellar for insights into cold storage construction, including rising technologies, efficiencies and best practices.
You can read my colleague, Mike Smith’s insights in this month’s issue of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods. When we discuss cold storage construction, it’s important to note how complex these facilities’ design is. There are a variety of elements that can influence your budget, and it’s crucial to keep them in mind from the get-go. Refer to the infographic below for five areas you must consider when building a cold storage warehouse.
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