KOOL PAK° HISTORY
KOOL PAK°'s growth from a small regional carrier to an industry-leading transportation services provider comes from continuous improvement of our services and dedication to superior client service.
Starting in 1968, KOOL PAK° served primarily local customers, offering refrigerated LTL services throughout the Northwest. In 1987, Ness Holding Company acquired and currently holds majority interest in KOOL PAK° LLC, along with partners Wade Palmer, Chief Financial Officer, and G Geary, Senior Vice President, Operations.
California Trucking, Washington LTL
In 1994, Ness Holding Company purchased a regional refrigerated truckload carrier to merge with KOOL PAK°, adding capacity to and from California. In 2005, KOOL PAK° acquired a regional Seattle-based LTL carrier to establish a facility in Kent, Washington and better serve the entire West Coast.
In January 2012, KOOL PAK° acquired British Columbia-based carrier Polar Express Transportation, LTD., to expand regularly scheduled delivery services into and throughout Canada. This move expands the transportation, warehousing and delivery of temperature-controlled LTL shipments throughout Canada and the U.S.
In July 2012, KOOL PAK° opened its terminal operation in the southern California hub of Ontario. This new facility positions KOOL PAK° in closer proximity to its California customers and consignees, further enhancing the scope, flexibility and responsiveness of their refrigerated transportation services in the U.S. and Canada.
Dual-temp trailers, superior service and more
As we continue to expand our geographic reach, we are adding capacity and offering additional services. Today KOOL PAK° has over 90 power units and 120 trailers--most of which are dual temp-providing superior service in four business segments:
About Ness Holding Company
Since 1939, Ness Holding Company has owned and operated food industry companies, encompassing such segments as warehousing, distribution, brokerage, manufacturing, importing, and transportation. With vast industry experience and a team of experienced individuals, Ness Holding Company has successfully built KOOL PAK° into one of the region's leading providers of warehousing and transportation services. Ness Holding Company continues to set aggressive goals for customer-based growth and even higher levels of customer service.