Americold Henderson, Nevada Facility Named Frozen Distribution Center of the Year by Unilever

ATLANTA, June 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (, the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announces that its Henderson, Nevada facility is the recipient of the Unilever 2013 Temperature Controlled Quality and Excellence Distribution Center of the Year Award. Americold last received this honor in 2009 for its Sikeston, Missouri facility.

"This award is a tribute to all of the Henderson employees who embody the Americold tradition, by going the extra mile to make sure that our customers are well taken care of," said Ross Smith, General Manager of the Americold Henderson distribution center. "Our outstanding associates earned this recognition through hard work, dedication, and the desire to do the best job possible for our customers. I'm proud of each and every one of them for striving to build a lasting relationship with Unilever."

Unilever presents this award annually to the frozen foods distribution center that demonstrates excellence in performance and customer service. The Americold Henderson facility has a capacity of 9.6 million cubic feet, and employs 32 associates.

Karl Smith, Manager, Multi-Vendor and Temp Controlled Warehousing, Supply Chain for Unilever commented, "The Americold Henderson facility was chosen as the winner of the Quality and Excellence Award – 'DC of the Year' – for its exemplary performance in Unilever's five key areas of excellence: customer service, quality, people, sustainable living and cost control. The site provides outstanding service to Unilever and our customers."

About Americold

Americold is the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, offering the most comprehensive warehousing, transportation, and logistics solutions in the world. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 182 temperature-controlled warehouses, with over 1.1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. Americold's warehouses are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors, and retailers to consumers. Americold serves over 3,000 customers, and employs 12,000 associates worldwide.

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About Unilever United States, Inc.

Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Our products are present in 7 out of 10 homes globally and are used by over 2 billion people on a daily basis. In the United States the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry's, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Fruttare, Good Humor, Hellmann's, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond's, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Ragú, Simple, Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave, tcb, TIGI, TRESemmé, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone. All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals are more than 50 time-based targets. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at

Unilever employs more than 10,000 people in the United States – generating over $9 billion in sales in 2012. For more information, visit

CONTACT: Media contact: Michael E. Moten Director, Strategic Planning & Business Development Americold 10 Glenlake Parkway Atlanta, GA 30328

Source: Americold