KOOL PAK AND POLAR EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION EXPAND WAREHOUSING, DISTRIBUTION AND LOGISTICS SERVICES AT THEIR TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED FACILITY IN LANGLEY, BC: Portland, Ore. October 17, 2012 - Polar Express Transportation's newly expanded temperature-controlled facility opens October 29th in Langley, BC, offering additional warehousing and regularly scheduled delivery services into and throughout Canada as well as the US. Due to exponential growth in their transportation services since joining up with KOOL PAK° in January, 2012, Polar Express' facility expansion now offers nearly 300,000 cubic feet of frozen, chilled and dry product warehousing.
Working together, KOOL PAK° and Polar Express provide an extensive array of worry-free services for transportation, storage and delivery of temperature-controlled LTL shipments throughout Canada and the US. Their combined transportation and warehousing services ensure that temperature-sensitive products are maintained at their proper temperature through the cold chain, from pickup, to storage and delivery at destination.
The Canadian state-of-the-art transportation management systems and services include new model tractors with dual-temp, refrigerated trailers, extensive regularly scheduled deliveries, customized logistics solutions, and dedicated customer service teams to ensure product safety.
With storage capacity of up to 1,000 pallets for frozen, chilled and dry product, Polar Express offers vendor consolidation, container loading and port delivery, unloading and breakdown, load reconfiguration, repalletizing and repackaging, cross docking, short hold and carrier drop off.
In addition to Langley, BC, KOOL PAK° has temperature-controlled facilities in Washington, Oregon and southern California for complete west coast coverage. "We also recently expanded our worry-free transcontinental LTL services out of Ontario, California to include Texas, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York in addition to our coverage of the seven western states and Canada", adds Steve Ness, CEO
Polar Express contacts for transportation services are Jamie Plowman at 604-888-3729, and Jay Richardson for logistics and warehousing services. Polar Express Transportation is located at #4 10097 201 St., Langley, BC V1M 3G4, Canada.
Established in 1968, KOOL PAK°, LLC is a leading provider of worry-free, temperature-controlled LTL shipping based out of Oregon. They purchased Polar Express Transportation in Langley BC in January 2012 to extend services throughout Canada. In addition to world-class transportation services, four strategically located refrigerated facilities offer warehousing and logistics at the Langley, BC facility and in Oregon, California, and Washington. KOOL PAK° delivers superior service by being a proactive and flexible extension of its customers' business.
KOOL PAK EXPANDS LTL SERVICES EAST FROM CALIFORNIA: Portland, Ore. October 10, 2012 - Shipping direct from their refrigerated warehouse facility in Ontario, California, KOOL PAK° is expanding transcontinental LTL services across the U.S. They will begin weekly scheduled temperature-controlled shipments from California beginning the week of October 22nd with deliveries scheduled the week of October 29th. Expanded LTL coverage from Ontario will now include Texas, Georgia, Florida, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York boroughs in addition to their current service coverage area of the seven western states and Canada.
"We've been developing these lanes and are now ready to expand our chilled and frozen transportation services from our facility in Ontario", adds Steve Ness, CEO and President. "We plan to extend coverage to all remaining states in the near future."
In addition to temperature-controlled transportation services out of Ontario, KOOL PAK°'s facility offers frozen, refrigerated and dry storage, consolidation and logistics services. With a focus on cold chain management and safe handling of temperature sensitive product, they also have facilities in Washington, Oregon and British Columbia.
Contact points for KOOL PAK°'s Ontario facility include Tim Layhee for rates and delivery schedules on the new lanes and Josh Eddins for warehouse and operational inquiries, at 877-585-6977 or 909-321-3301.
Established in 1968, KOOL PAK°, LLC is a leading provider of worry-free, temperature-controlled LTL shipping. In addition to world-class transportation services, their four strategically located refrigerated facilities offer warehousing and logistics services in California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. KOOL PAK° delivers superior service by being a proactive and flexible extension of its customers' business.
KOOL PAK CONTINUES WEST COAST EXPANSION WITH NEW ONTARIO CALIFORNIA FACILITY: Portland, Ore. July 2012 - Temperature-controlled LTL transportation service provider KOOL PAK°, LLC announced the opening of its terminal operation in the southern California hub of Ontario. The 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 US and Canada. "With our recent acquisition of Polar Express in British Columbia and expansion into southern California, we immediately open new lanes throughout the US and Canada to all west coast shippers", says Steve Ness, CEO and President
California sales will be headed by Business Development Manager Timothy (Tim) Layhee, who brings over 35 years' experience in refrigerated and frozen food shipping and LTL transportation. "Food safety and carrier safety are both top priorities at Kool Pak", notes Layhee. "With our industry-leading cold chain management and focus on staying current with regulations, businesses can rely on our temperature-controlled transportation services from pick up to delivery."
Joining Layhee as Operations Manager is Josh Eddins, bringing his extensive driving, warehousing and dispatch experience to SoCal customers after most recently leading Kool Pak's Kent, Washington facility.
Kool Pak's Ontario facility provides frozen, refrigerated and dry storage as well as consolidation capabilities in a temperature-controlled environment. With this complete range of transportation and logistics services, customers are ensured of safe product handling throughout the cold chain.
KOOL PAK ACQUIRES POLAR EXPRESS TRANSPORTATION: Portland, Ore. January 2012 - Expanding our worry-free, temperature-controlled LTL shipping coverage across the northern border, we're proud to announce we've acquired British Columbia-based carrier Polar Express Transportation, LTD.
This move extends regularly scheduled delivery services, and strengthens both KOOL PAK and Polar Express Transportation's ability to transport, store and deliver temperature-controlled LTL shipments throughout Canada and the United States on a worry-free basis for all customers.
We would like the opportunity to provide quotes for any shipments that are within this newly expanded coverage area and will be contacting customers to discuss the many advantages in the near future. Please feel free to contact us for rates and the pick-up/delivery schedules prior to that time.
Official Press Release: January 15, 2012, Portland, OR - KOOL PAK, LLC announced today that it has acquired British Columbia-based carrier Polar Express Transportation, LTD., to expand regularly scheduled delivery services into and throughout Canada. The move strengthens both KOOL PAK and Polar Express Transportation's ability to transport, store and deliver temperature-controlled LTL shipments throughout Canada and the United States on a worry-free basis for all customers.
"Regardless of which side of the northern border we're on, any product entrusted to us will be well cared for and in our control" said KOOL PAK CEO Steve Ness. "KOOL PAK has a great reputation and will provide the necessary resources to help us continue to grow and serve our customers" said Polar Express owner and General Manager Jamie Plowman.
Among the assets acquired is a warehouse and cross-dock facility located in Langley, BC, which offers temperature-controlled protection for products while in transit. The sale also includes new-model tractors and dual-temp, refrigerated trailers.
Impressed by Polar Express Transportation's management team, cross-border expertise and commitment to customer service, safety and the welfare of its employees, the acquisition was a logical addition to the KOOL PAK family. Polar Express Transportation will continue to operate under its current name and management. KOOL PAK's US headquarters will provide state-of-the-art transportation management systems and other resources in support of its Canadian operations.
Established in 1968, KOOL PAK, LLC is the leading provider of worry-free, temperature-controlled LTL shipping. In addition to world-class transportation services, the company operates strategically placed terminals with refrigerated warehouse space in Oregon and Washington. KOOL PAK delivers a higher level of service by being a proven, proactive, flexible extension of its customers' business.
KOOL PAK HELPS MEET MANDATORY C-TPAT STANDARDS: Portland, Ore. June 2012 - Kool Pak works closely with our customers to meet the security criteria outlined by the U.S. Customs C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) Program. We have adopted state of the art security programs throughout our organization to meet the highest demands of our customers as they work to achieve supply chain security.
We recently helped ConAgra maintain their mandatory C-TPAT standards. According to ConAgra's Corporate Security Manager and C-TPAT Program Manager Pete Peters:
"Your excellent response to our C-TPAT Security Audit allowed us to completely close this audit. We appreciate your helping us meet this important program obligation."
ConAgra Foods considers this facility to have implemented all mandatory C-TPAT standards. To get all of the items closed the first time with such an extraordinary commitment to not just merely implementing the minimum required by the standards, but to actually incorporate some "above and beyond" best practices was noteworthy of acknowledgement."
KOOL PAK TAKES TOP 2011 OTA SAFETY HONORS AND BECOMES AN ODOT TRUSTED CARRIER: Portland, Ore. April 2012 - Once again backing up our promise of leadership in worry-free, temperature-controlled LTL shipping, we're proud to announce we've become the Oregon Trucking Association's (OTA) Grand Safety Champion and have taken first place in their Fleet Safety Awards, Common Carrier Less-Than-Truckload (LTL)/Under 3 Million Miles.
This is the tenth time since 2002 KOOL PAK°'s excellent safety record has been recognized by the OTA. In 2011, we had zero Department of Transportation recordable accidents in Oregon, a perfect record.
At the same time, the Oregon Department of Transportation has named us a Trusted Carrier, placing us among the top 15% "best" carriers in Oregon participating in the state's Green Light weigh station clearance program. For customers, this means less highway scale stops and less risk of load delay during the transport segment of the cold chain, thereby ensuring greater load safety and faster delivery.
The two OTA awards and our new ODOT status are further proof that we're literally going the extra mile to ensure the safety and speedy delivery of our customers' product, as well as the safety of the public and our drivers while in transit. For more information on how we're taking the worry out of temperature-controlled LTL shipping, we encourage you to contact Pam Dinsdale.
KOOL PAK EARNS SMARTWAY TRANSPORT PARTNERSHIP'S HIGHEST MARKS FOR CLEANER FREIGHT TRANSPORT: Portland, Ore. March 2011 - Kool Pak, LLC, an asset-based refrigerated carrier based in Lake Oswego OR, just earned SmartWay Transport Partner certification, achieving the highest score granted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). To achieve this EPA certification, Kool Pak fulfilled two years' of work toward improving such critical factors as fuel efficiency, reducing idling time, and incorporating energy efficiency measures including aerodynamic bumper and mirrors and low-rolling resistance tires. Kool Pak has invested in new generation technologies and equipment to ensure integrity of customers' refrigerated shipments while operating in a safe, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Their efforts led to a 31.9% decrease in CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) and 73% decrease in NO2 (Nitrogen Dioxide) emissions - both critical factors in measuring air pollution levels.
The US Government's EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership is a program that unifies government, business and consumers to reduce fuel consumption and improve air quality. Kool Pak has engaged with EPA since early 2009 to earn this certification.