INSULWALL CREATES ORGANIC PRODUCE COOLER ROOMS & DECREASES LABOR COSTS
Organically Grown Company (OGC), the Northwest’s largest organic produce distributor. OGC, in partnership with Engineered Products, a Papé company, selected InsulWall as a wall system in its new Seattle LEED® Gold facility. GREEN InsulWall is a flexible insulated curtain wall that not only installs and moves easily, but its recycled insulation contributes to LEED® scores. In addition to its GREEN attributes, InsulWall was selected for its modularity to create seasonal produce cooler rooms within hours and reduction in labor costs with InsulWall’s ease of cleaning.
“By selecting InsulWall in our new Seattle LEED Gold distribution facility, we aim to increase our agility in creating temperature-controlled warehouse space for seasonal produce; continue our commitment to sustainability and our LEED gold certification level; and decrease time spent cleaning our walls thus decreasing labor costs and increasing productivity,” said Anthony Seran, project manager at OGC. “Our produce is seasonal and our refrigerated warehouse space is ever changing- InsulWall’s modularity and ease of installation helps us meet our inventory’s needs in a matter of hours, if necessary. In addition, InsulWall’s ease of cleaning allows us to maintain the highest sanitary standards while saving substantial labor hours.”
The organic industry saw its largest dollar gain ever, adding $4.2 billion in sales in 2015, up from the $3.9 billion recorded in 2014. For the fourth year running, the industry saw growth in the double-digits at 10.8%.* The explosive growth of the organic industry mirrors consumer trends who are consuming more fresh, perishable produce and foods requiring more temperature-controlled warehouse storage space.
“OGC’s Seattle distribution facility offers Randall Manufacturing an excellent opportunity to showcase InsulWall’s modularity, ease of installation, and GREEN insulating capabilities,” said Kristine Grudis, warehouse sales manager at Randall Manufacturing. “The organic industry is looking for modern solutions like InsulWall that allow for quick and easy reconfiguration of temperature-controlled warehouse space in a manner that utilizes resources, space and the environment efficiently.”
Randall Manufacturing’s InsulWall is a flexible, modular, insulated warehouse curtain wall. Used in a variety of applications to create warehouse space that partitions temperature and humidity. Its 5’ wide panels are fastened to the ceiling deck and attached to each other with industrial Velcro®. InsulWall installs easily with minimal facility disruption.
*Organic Trade Association, www.ota.com/resources/market-analysis