Mike Netting
Mike Netting
Divisional Vice President, Distribution & Logistics
 

Mike has more than 28 years of experience in leading the constructing of major distribution facilities. His responsibilities include overseeing all phases of scheduling and development to ensure cost, as well as quality and safety. He also coordinates the primary pre-construction phase and construction with the designers, engineers and project managers overseeing design reviews, constructability analysis, value engineering, quality control and budget control. His project experience includes United States Cold Storage, Dot Foods, Bolthouse Farms, Southern Cold Storage, Sysco Foodservice, Mondelez International, Associated Grocers, Burris Refrigerated Logistics, ConAgra Foods, Gwaltney, Keystone Foods, Kraft Foods and many others.

Cold Storage Warehouse Automation: 6 Money-Saving Benefits Beyond Labor Costs

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Cold Storage Warehouse Automation: 6 Money-Saving Benefits Beyond Labor Costs

Automation is on the rise in industrial facilities, food processing plants and cold storage warehouses. At Stellar, we’ve seen more client requests for automation in the past year than ever before.

When people think of automation and cost savings, the obvious usually comes to mind first: labor costs. Projected minimum wage increases and the scarcity of people willing to work in a cold storage environment are driving more owners to invest in automation.

But automating your warehouse can yield more savings beyond just the payroll. Here are six more benefits that you may not have considered.

 

5 Budget Factors to Consider When Designing Cold Storage Warehouses

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5 Budget Factors to Consider When Designing Cold Storage Warehouses

The need for cold storage facilities is greater than ever. Product integrity and fresh products are in demand as Millennials become major players in the consumer market. This generation of buyers favor healthier, fresher and higher quality products that have a shorter shelf life — meaning an efficient distribution network is crucial to serve these consumers.

But how can you design your warehouse cost-effectively?

 

[Infographic] Factors That Influence Cold Storage Warehouse Cost Savings

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[Infographic] Factors That Influence Cold Storage Warehouse Cost Savings

At the close of 2014, data released by the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses showed that the total capacity of refrigerated warehouses has increased 20 percent since 2012. And over the past few months, trade magazines have been honing in on the topic, tapping into our team members at Stellar for insights into cold storage construction, including rising technologies, efficiencies and best practices.