I-44 Cold Storage announces the opening of its cold storage facility in Springfield, Mo., close to I-44. The business provides public frozen, refrigerated, and dry storage, loading and unloading, order selecting, cross-docking, palletizing, lumping, load shifts, short- and long-term storage, inventory management and Web-based ordering.

The 2,707,140 cubic-foot facility features 8,110 slots, 11 dock doors and two cargo doors. The cooler area has 3,681 slots in three rooms that can be adjusted to specific temperature ranges between 33F and 50F, while the freezer area has 2,614 slots in three rooms that can be adjusted to specific temperature ranges between -12F and 10F. The dry area has 2,130 slots.

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"As a former truck driver I make sure our carriers are taken care of and get loaded and unloaded fast. Time is money to these guys and they have better things to do than stand around a warehouse waiting on their loads. Our staff is instructed to act as if they personally own the inventory and treat it accordingly," says Clay Borchers, I-44 general manager.