U.S. Cooler is pleased to announce a donation to Samaritan’s Purse hurricane relief efforts.

U.S. Cooler assisted hurricane victims by supporting Samaritan’s Purse Disaster Relief efforts. From orders received during the month of September, U. S. Cooler donated a percentage of all sales. 

Our hearts go out to everyone who has been affected by the hurricanes. Our thoughts and prayers are with these families as they work to rebuild their lives and communities. To learn more about Samaritan’s Purse, or if you would like to donate directly, please visit the Samaritan’s Purse website.

On behalf of everyone at U.S. Cooler, we would like to thank our customers for their compassion and support.

U.S. Cooler is Now on AutoQuotes

Quincy, IL, August 21, 2018 – U.S. Cooler is excited to announce that our walk-in coolers and freezers will now be listed on AutoQuotes. Our new product line, Fastcooler, featuring standard nominal sizes of quick ship, in-stock models, will be available to quote through the AutoQuotes program immediately.

AutoQuotes is an application providing foodservice equipment and supplies (FES) professionals the ability to search a digital catalog with all categories of foodservice equipment online in one program. Professionals can design, configure and quote an entire kitchen design within AutoQuotes. This platform will make purchasing U.S. Cooler walk-in units easier than ever before. Our foodservice dealers have wanted to see U.S. Cooler on AutoQuotes for quite some time – we believe having the ability to quote our units on demand will be a great asset to our already stellar customer service program.

Fastcooler will cater to customers needing a quicker turnaround, with most in-stock models shipping within 3-5 days. Fastcooler models are made with the same precision and high-quality materials our customers have come to expect with U.S. Cooler, but are designed to provide a quick delivery at a low cost.

If you are a food equipment dealer using AutoQuotes, please contact us to find out how to begin quoting our products. For additional information on U.S. Cooler is Now on AutoQuotes, contact Kaitie Herbranson, Marketing and Communications Specialist, or visit www.uscooler.com.

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U.S. Cooler, a product of Craig Industries, Inc., manufactures walk-in coolers and freezers supported with a complete line of engineered refrigeration systems, glass doors, parts and accessories.

Quincy, IL, July, 23, 2018 – Michael Kendrick has been named Regional Sales Manager for U.S. Cooler’s Mid-East Territory, which includes the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. Kendrick is from Cincinnati, OH and brings with him many years of sales experience, most recently in the building industry. This experience, along with his energy and professionalism, will lend itself well toward serving U.S. Cooler’s customer base.

Our goal is to provide you with the best customer service possible and we believe Michael with help facilitate a great experience working with U.S. Cooler.

For additional information on Kendrick Named Mid-East Regional Sales Manager, contact Kaitie Herbranson or visit www.uscooler.com.

U.S. Cooler Launches Fastcooler by U.S. Cooler

Quincy, IL, June 19, 2018 – U.S. Cooler is excited to announce the launch of our newest product line, Fastcooler by U.S. Cooler. Fastcooler will be an expansion of our current product line of walk-in coolers and freezers that will focus on quick ship, in-stock models.

Our new quick ship program with Fastcooler will allow us to better serve our customers needing a quicker turnaround, with in-stock models shipping within 3-5 days. Fastcooler models are made with the same precision and high-quality materials our customers have come to expect with U.S. Cooler, but are designed to provide a quick delivery at a low cost.

For additional information on U.S. Cooler Launches Fastcooler by U.S. Cooler, contact Kaitie Herbranson or visit www.uscooler.com.

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U.S. Cooler manufactures walk-in coolers and freezers supported with a complete line of engineered refrigeration systems, glass doors, parts and accessories.

Oklahoma Retailers are Preparing for Big Changes to Beer, Liquor and Wine Sales

The Oklahoma Regulations Governing the Sale of Wine and Beer Amendment, also known as State Question 792, was on the November 8, 2016 ballot in Oklahoma. The SQ 792 supported completely changing the laws governing alcohol sales and distribution in the state, allowing grocery stores and convenience stores the ability to sell full-strength beer and wine. The SQ 792 was approved and will go into effect starting October 1, 2018.

Currently, the Oklahoma law allows beverages containing less than 3.2% ethanol by weight or 4% alcohol by volume to only be sold in licensed liquor stores at room temperature. Grocery stores and convenience stores are able to sell low-point beer at refrigerated temperatures. However, with the passing of SQ 792, any establishment with an alcohol license will be allowed to sell full-strength beer and refrigerated wine.

Being able to sell refrigerated alcohol beverages is the key change for many retailers in Oklahoma. Several of these retail locations have already started preparing for the changes that will go into effect this fall. Liquor stores are adding refrigerated storage, merchandising coolers and beer caves to their retail locations. Convenience stores that were only able to sell certain alcohol at cold temperatures, can now add to their display coolers. Retailers that have not started to prepare for these changes will need to act fast.

Although U.S. Cooler does not sell direct to merchants, we can help in the design and planning stages for additional cold storage space. Whether additional merchandising coolers or a Brew Cave is needed, U.S. Cooler can help retailers create the cold storage merchandising space required for this change.

Beer display in convenience store

 

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U.S. Cooler manufactures walk-in coolers and freezers supported with a complete line of engineered refrigeration systems, glass doors, parts and accessories. To learn more about U.S. Cooler, visit www.uscooler.com.

 

A Guide to Walk-in Freezers in the Foodservice Industry

Whether you run a restaurant, convenience store, supermarket, or other food-service establishment, your walk-in freezer is an important investment.

This article, written by Foodservice Equipment Reports,  explains important features of walk-in freezers in the foodservice industry.

https://www.fermag.com/articles/8262-deep-freeze

 

 

 

An Increase in Manufacturing Efficiency Reduces Production Lead Time

Year after year our manufacturing production has been challenged with the demand to keep up with the increase in sales. Last year was particularly “challenging” with no true slow-down in the demand for custom walk-in coolers and freezers.

U.S. Cooler has a continuous goal of improving efficiency and reducing waste; making us as lean as we can possibly be. Several positive impacts in the past year have taken place in our facilities to make U.S. Cooler even more efficient. Our manufacturing facility has recently added over 16% more production capability. By automating more processes, adding new equipment and adding managers to focus on efficiency, U.S. Cooler has been able to decrease our production lead time on custom orders to approximately three to four weeks. Naturally, our lead time can fluctuate depending on the market but we are hopeful that U.S. Cooler will be able to sustain this lead time on custom orders.