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   Tippmann Innovation, Texas International Produce Association To Showcase New Avocado Plant & DC
by Tippmann Innovation (TI)
Posted: Friday, January 5, 2018 at 9:04AM EST

PHARR, Texas  -- The tour of the refrigerated Index Fresh plant and DC, located at 1100 W. Capote Central Ave. in Pharr, TX will start at 10:00 a.m. A luncheon and a symposium will follow at 12 Noon. The TI team will discuss its experience in working with their clients throughout the US and around the globe in 'Managing Unpredictability' in the ever-changing produce industry. The symposium will discuss how to design flexibility into your plant and distribution center and how small to medium size processors are using shared facilities and logistics services in lowering their cost, while improving service performance.

See and learn how new refrigerated buildings are being be designed for a host of functionality ranging from multi-temperature zones and patented quick chill systems to racking systems that can accommodate fast turn products and efficient pick lines.  Learn how built in processing and packaging areas provide for highly efficient product flows into and out of the facility.  

As some of the largest global food companies are aggressively reducing assets with no negative impacts on service performance, they are realizing how they can leverage the use of specialized third-party logistics providers.  As such, you will hear how you can leverage the assets of companies like SpartanNash and two of their operating units Caito Foods and Blue Ribbon Transport in improving service and reducing cost in today's market.  In addition, one of the most innovative transportation companies in the US, Convoy, will discuss the ever-increasing tightening of the refrigerated trucking market and rising rates and what to do about them. Convoy is a Seattle based company with investors such as Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos.  Convoy is building the world's largest network of reliable refrigerated truckers, with upfront pricing and real-time GPS tracking on all shipments. 

About Tippmann Innovation (TI)

Tippmann Innovation is an award winning, specialty commercial and industrial cold storage contractor that develops buildings around a business plan, ensuring that an investment becomes a profit center. TI utilizes time-honed expertise and advanced technology solutions to create efficient buildings that scale with a business, and are designed to maximize profitability through fully integrating operations and supply chain, by design. TI provides a full suite of cold storage construction services, including quick freeze, blast freezing, master site planning, and operations and maintenance guidance. TI's innovations include the Patented QuickFreeze in-rack freezing system that takes blast freezing to the next level, QuickTemper in-rack tempering system, and T2 spacer system. TI has offices in Indiana, Illinois and Florida and operates internationally. http://www.ticold.com/

Source: Tippmann Innovation (TI)


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