Introducing Regional Sales Manager

Introducing Regional Sales Manager:

Logan Noll

We are pleased to announce Logan Noll has joined the U.S. Cooler Sales staff. Logan is now the logan nollRegional Sales Manager for the states of Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.  He will be based out of his home office in Pittsburgh, PA, and can be reached at 412-888-9596.

Sales Support and Customer Service will continue to be based out of our Quincy, IL, facility.

We are confident Logan will assist you with any and all of your walk-in needs.

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Introducing Regional Sales Manager: Lee Baugher


Introducing Regional Sales Manager:

Lee Baugher

We are pleased to announce Lee Baugher has joined the U.S. Cooler Sales staff. Lee is now the Regional Sales Manager for
the states of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. He will be based out of his home office in Louisville, KY, and can be reached at 313-510-8720.Lee-Baugher237-302

Sales Support and Customer Service will continue to be based out of our Quincy, IL, facility.

Lee has been working in the commercial foodservice industry for over 30 years. His experience in the industry makes him a valued addition to this territory and our organization’s aim to enhance dealer support.T13

How to Install a Walk In Cooler?

How to Install a Walk In Cooler?

All U.S. Cooler walk-ins are test assembled in our plant before shipment to assure that all the panels and parts fit nicely together and meet our stringent quality standards. We provide a layout drawing with each panel labeled and an installation manual with pictures to assist in easy assembly. The walk in will go together better than any other walk in on the market. Most installation problems, if any, have to do with site preparation. Taking your time and following instructions any person should be able to install a U.S. Cooler walk in.

Please click the link below to look for any other questions you may have.
http://www.uscooler.com/faqs

Sales Manager Jon San Juan

Introducing Regional Sales Manager:

Jon San Juan

U.S. Cooler is pleased to announce Jon San Juan has joined the U.S. Cooler Sales staff. Jon is now the Regional Sales Manager for our Southwestern Territory which includes the states of California, Arizona and Nevada. He will be based out of his home office in Anaheim, CA and can be reached at 562.279.4490 or Email jon[at]uscooler.com.

Southwestern Sales Manager

Sales Support and Customer Service will continue to be based out of our Quincy, IL, facility.

Jon has over 22 years of experience in the refrigeration industry. His experience with engineering, product development, sales and marketing in the industry makes him a valued addition to this territory and our organization’s aim to enhance dealer support.

Freight Increases for Walk-in Cooler and Freezers

NMFTA logoAs of the beginning of 2015, shipping costs for walk-in coolers and freezers have risen an estimated 30% to 50% due to freight class reclassification. The National Motor Freight Traffic Association (NMFTA) standard’s board is systematically reassessing classifications for all types of commodities shipped via freight. NMFTA has increased the freight class of walk-ins and commercial refrigerators from 92.5 to 150.

NMFTA’s standards board groups products into 18 different freight classes from 50 up to 500. These standards are based on a product’s stowability, density, handling and liability. The change on walk-ins was made due to freight liability and a large number of damage claims. In 2014, freight charges for commercial refrigeration equipment, such as evaporator and condensing units, increased drastically due to reclassification. In 2015, air curtains and dishwashers are two more product types that are targeted for freight reclassification.

To learn more about these recent changes for commercial refrigerators and walk-ins you can read the NMFC’s disposition.

New Denali Glass Doors from Gemtron Reduce Energy Costs

Editor’s Note: As of 2015 SCHOTT Gemtron has exited the glass door market.

SCHOTT’s New Denali Thin-Rail Door System Increases Glass Viewing Area and Reduces Energy Costs for Commercial Refrigeration

Denali Glass DoorsThe Denali door system expands shelf space and reduces energy costs for convenience stores.

ATLANTA, GA. – October 13, 2013 – SCHOTT Gemtron today unveiled its new Denali thin-rail glass door system for commercial refrigeration displays, which offers a larger glass viewing area, more shelf space, and greater energy savings. The system is being introduced at the 2013 NACS Show in Atlanta on October 13 to 15 at booth #5711.

The high-end Denali glass door display system includes key advancements in size and energy savings. The Denali’s thin-rail frame design reduces rail width compared to traditional systems. The rail reduction increases visibility, which expands viewing area by up to 8 percent over competitors’ doors. Increased visibility offers customers a more direct line of sight to top brands, potentially improving product sales.

“The food and beverage industry is extremely competitive, introducing numerous new products each year, further encroaching on already limited shelf space,” said Tim Dye, Business Manager and Director of Sales and Marketing for the food display business at SCHOTT Gemtron. “The Denali system expands shelf space and minimizes the frame to display more merchandise, which in turn can translate into higher sales. At the same time, the system minimizes costs through its energy efficient design, maximizing the total value of the system and saving money on the bottom line.”

New Kodiak Glass Doors for Beer Caves

Editor’s Note: As of 2015 SCHOTT Gemtron has exited the glass door market.

Over the last several years the trend in the convenience store industry has been to add “beer caves” to the retail area.

This environment has proven to increase bulk beer sales by over 300% in some studies. These types of success stories have convinced some store owners to offer bulk product in temperatures at or below 35 degrees.

The result of this success in sales has increased customer traffic in the cold rooms and therefore caused an increased performance demand on conventional style “walk-in entry doors”.heavy duty galls door

SCHOTT Gemtron has been evaluating this environment and determined that the best solution is a walk-in entry door that can hold up to this demanding retail area.

Tim Dye, Director of Sales and Marketing announced today that SCHOTT Gemtron has introduced the Kodiak® line of commercial refrigerator doors. “This innovative design will offer the store owner a product that will withstand the high volume usage that beer caves generate”. He continued by stating “our engineering team has studied the harsh environment and developed a product that will withstand the demanding conditions”.

Standard features include a hydraulic door closure with door stop, lock, push bar, and 2-3/4” door rail. The Kodiak is available as a 36” wide door with either a single or double configuration. Customers can specify an energy free design or a heated glass option for high humidity locations. Both black and silver satin finishes are available.

One feature that will set Kodiak apart from all other walk-in entry doors is the locking mechanism. The lock itself is industrial-grade and is used on both the single or double door design. When the double entry door is installed the right hand door has “thumb lifts” that when engaged inserts a rod upward into the frame and another one down into the rod receiver. This design assures that the doors are locked and secured at 3 points instead of the traditional one location. Dye also stated “SCHOTT Gemtron continues to lead the commercial refrigeration industry in innovation. While listening to our customer base and the industry the new Kodiak Heavy Duty Walk-In entry door will redefine the standards for beer caves”.

Kodiak® Doors Feature:

  • Industrial-Grade Components
  • Designed for Harshest Environments
  • 5 Year Warranty

NAFEM 2011: It is Your Choice

U.S. Cooler views NAFEM as the most important show in our industry, allowing us to introduce new products and display existing products. This year at NAFEM some of our new concepts will be showcased as well as our new product launch.
NAFEM will be our first opportunity to introduce the new foamed-in-place product line. We are now leaving it up to you to decide which insulation you prefer in your walk-ins. U.S. Cooler now offers both extruded polystyrene and foamed-in-place polyurethane. Our polyurethane walk-ins offer the same high-quality features and services you have been receiving from U.S. Cooler for over 25 years.
U.S. Cooler has an exciting display again this year. Come visit us at NAFEM booth #843 in Orlando, FL, February 10-12, 2011.

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