Going Grey

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After more than 35 years in business, US Cooler is going grey! We’re excited to introduce our new extruded polystyrene foam panels in grey. While still demanding the highest standards of our insulated panels, we will be transitioning to a reformulated, lower Global Warming Potential (GWP) Extruded Polystyrene Rigid Foam Insulation.

Reducing global warming potential (GWP), while offering the same thermal performance, moisture resistance, durability and ease of use you’ve come to expect.

Our grey foam will maintain its superior insulation properties, carrying a R-Value of R-8.1 per square inch while complying with increased environmental regulations.

Currently, 11 states and Canada have implemented a phase-down in hydrofluorocarbons in an attempt to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. At US Cooler, we are phasing in the more sustainable Low GWP foam across all territories, even in those states that haven’t adopted the stricter standard.

While the chemical makeup of the extruded foam has been modified in the new, grey foam there is no change to the functionality of the foam within our panels. This means that you can expand a US Cooler walk-in cooler or freezer using the updated panels and they will fit seamlessly with your existing, blue foam box.

If you have any questions regarding our new, grey extruded polystyrene foam panels please reach out to your US Cooler Regional Sales Manager. As always, our first priority at US Cooler is providing high-quality walk-in freezers and cooler with exceptional customer service.

U.S. Cooler is Fully Stocked with Extruded Insulation

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U.S. Cooler has an unlimited supply of Extruded Insulation and has additional production capability for Extruded Walk-in cooler and freezer products.  Due to the industry-wide supply chain disruptions, U.S. Cooler has a limited supply of Foamed-in-Place Polyurethane (FIP) foam. All current orders are being fulfilled without any delay. 

U.S. Cooler is proud to be an expert manufacturer in both Extruded insulation (XPS) and Foamed-in-Place Polyurethane (FIP) walk-in coolers and freezers. Both insulations are typically readily available to walk-in manufacturers. However, recent economic events have caused a disruption in the supply chain for FIP foam. U.S. Cooler is able to fulfill all current FIP orders without any delay. We have a limited supply of FIP foam available and would encourage customers to consider extruded insulation for upcoming projects. Both types of insulation are great products and work well for a multitude of applications. Curious about the benefits of each insulation product and what would work best for your project or interested in switching your project to Extruded insulation? Let us help you decide!

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“The box came together like clockwork, and that’s why I only use U.S. Cooler.”

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Case Study

Organization:  Reel Refrigeration
Organization Representative: Aaron Mouzin, Owner of Reel Refrigeration
Location: Vincennes, IN
Product: Custom Cooler / Freezer Combo Box

U.S. Cooler is proud to have built a network of authorized dealers to sell and install high-quality walk-in coolers and freezers. Reel Refrigeration has been a U.S. Cooler authorized dealer for 15 years now and is dedicated to exclusively working with U.S. Cooler for walk-in cooler and freezer projects. Below is a short case study from Aaron Mouzin, the owner of Reel Refrigeration.

New custom U.S. Cooler walk-in cooler and freezer combo box. Quoted and installed by Reel Refrigeration.
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Keeping Your Walk-in Cooler Clean

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Tips and Tricks from U.S. Cooler

As the world works against the growing pandemic, cleanliness has become a leading topic of discussion. We are aware now more than ever of how clean the surfaces around us really are. There are many surfaces around us, covered in bacteria, that we pass without cleaning regularly. Do not let your walk-in cooler be one of those forgotten areas.

While germs can be dangerous, even in colder temperatures, the biggest problem for a walk-in cooler can be the growth of mold. There are various types of mold, some of which are harmful and can cause illnesses. To avoid getting mold in your cooler, it is important to clean your cooler on a regular basis. Check out the following cleaning tips from U.S. Cooler to find out how to keep your walk-in cooler in exceptional shape!

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Will Declining Temperatures Mean Declining Revenue?

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COVID-19 Food Service Industry Report Out

Please Note: The information in this article was sourced from,, Chicago Tribune, NACS, St. Louis Magazine and National Restaurant Association. For more information about the below topics please visit the following websites:,,,,,

Outdoor dining with heaters under a tent during the winter holidays
Warm and welcoming outdoor café during the Christmas holiday.

With the spread of the Coronavirus, restaurants have faced many restrictions on their day to day operations. Owners of restaurants have had to make difficult decisions and come up with creative ideas to keep their businesses alive. With capacity restrictions, restaurants pushed to introduce outside dining and more to-go options. All the new changes and limitations have severely impacted the restaurant industry. In April, the National Restaurant Association projected that due to the impact of the pandemic, the US restaurant industry is projected to lose $240 billion by the end of 2020. While restaurant owners have been working diligently to prevent this loss and keep their staff employed, they are suddenly up against a new problem: the cold winter season.

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