Officials at Altoona, Ia.-based Iowa Cold Storage, LLC announced the acquisition of ICS Logistics, LLC based in Pleasant Hill, Ia., according to the Global Cold Chain Alliance. “Warehousing and logistics are what we do best” said Gary Jones, managing director of Iowa Cold Storage. “Linking both companies together will permit us to offer our customers integrated warehousing and transportation solutions designed to meet individual customer requirements, reduce costs and increase flexibility in dealing with market conditions and delivery requirements,” Jones went on to say.
Chris VanSchapen and Jamey Franzen will serve as presidents of ICS Logistics and Iowa Cold Storage, respectively. “We believe this acquisition will permit the ICS Group to deliver exceptional value for our customers,” said Jones. “Having a strategic warehouse location at the crossroads of America offers us a pronounced opportunity to enhance our warehousing and transportation offerings.”
Iowa Cold Storage completed a 50,000 square foot addition in January, bringing its total pallet capacity to 24,500. ICS offers its customers a complete tariff of value added services; which include commodity storage, food service and retail products, order selection, raw-meat boxing, tempering of meat products, and blast freezing. The facility is serviced by both the Union Pacific and Burlington Northern Railroads.
With over 40-years of continuous operation ICS Logistics LLC is a transportation and brokerage company operating 58 owner operated late model tractor units and 120 refrigerated trailers servicing the lower 48 states and Canada.