U.S. Cooler Celebrating 30 Years!

U.S. Cooler Celebrating 30 Years!

30 years ago, U.S. Cooler®, started as a small family owned business manufacturing insulated panels for cold storage solutions. By strongly committing to the basic philosophy to provide a quality product, U.S. Cooler has resulted in successive years of double digit sales growth and a financially strong company.  We provide a quality product at a reasonable price with exceptional attention to the needs of the customer.

U.S. Cooler, would like to thank our employees, customers, and vendors for their loyalty and support throughout our 30 years in the business.  We appreciate the continued opportunity to serve all your walk-in cooler, freezer and cold storage needs and look forward to our continued relationships in the future.

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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.

New Concealed Freight Damage Policy

Concealed Freight Damage Time Window

The NMFC (National Motor Freight Classification) has made changes to the window of time you have to report damage to freight carriers. Concealed freight damage to your shipment previously could have been reported within 15 days of delivery, but as of April 18, 2015 all concealed freight damage must be reported within 5 business days of delivery. Concealed damage refers to any damaged that was not able to be seen at the time of delivery. If 5 business days pass between delivery and the reporting of damage (or request for inspection by the buyer), it is up to the buyer to provide evidence that damage was not incurred after the shipment had been delivered. Call to report any damage you see on your shipment to the freight company as soon as it is noticed. Be sure to leave the shipping container and its contents in the same condition as when the damage was discovered (as much as possible) so a proper inspection can be done.

Read the entire document from the NMFC – Supplement 1 to NMF 100-AOU.S. Cooler logo "Concealed Freight Damage"

Indoor vs Outdoor Walk-in Cooler Location

Location is Everything

Choosing the location of your walk-in cooler to be indoors or outdoors is a very important decision. Once the walk-in cooler or freezer is installed it will be a large hassle and waste of money if you change your the location. Here are some considerations to take into account before making your decision.

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Indoor walk-ins can take up precious usable area. Find the best location for your walk-in cooler!

Space Requirements – Whether your location is indoors or outdoors you will have to account for the amount of space needed. For indoor walk-ins you need at least 6 inches of airspace above the walk-in and 2 inches on all sides for proper airflow. An indoor condensing unit needs to be easily accessible for cleaning and repairs and should have plenty of airspace all around it. Some customers request hatches in their walk-in’s ceiling to easily access top-mount units. You may consider an outdoor walk-in if your indoor space is limited or if you’d like room to grow in the future. Be sure your property is large enough to house the size of outdoor walk-in you require.

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Outdoor walk-in butted against the building.

Butted vs Freestanding – A freestanding walk-in will be a separate structure and have a door that opens to the outside. A butted walk-in will usually have a door opening to the inside of your building. The panels of a butted walk-in will be butted up against the building on one or more sides. Butted walk-ins will not require a drip cap and the door and its hardware will last longer since it’s not exposed to the elements. Freestanding units should be equipped with locks as they are susceptible to theft.

Condensing Unit Location – If you own a restaurant or any other consumer-based business, you don’t want a loud refrigeration unit ruining the ambiance. There are refrigeration units designed to be quiet, but most of the time a remote refrigeration unit is your best option. A remote unit allows you to locate your condensing unit outside the building, even if your walk-in is inside. Condensing units also give off heat which is not optimal when you’re trying to cool your building. Keep refrigeration units away from any heat sources such as vents, fryers, or ovens and anything that can get the unit dirty or greasy.