How to Find the Right Commercial Cold Storage Provider

Commercial cold storage facilities are an invaluable part of the U.S. supply chain. They have a hand in storing, transporting, and distributing all kinds of temperature sensitive products that would otherwise never make it to consumers. Commercial cold storage is crucial to the success of many companies. Therefore, if you run one such company, choosing the right commercial cold storage provider is of the utmost importance.

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When choosing a commercial cold storage provider, one of the first things you should consider is facility capabilities. There are three main types of warehousing for temperature-sensitive products: ambient warehousing, cold warehousing, and freezer warehousing.

Ambient warehousing is for products that can be kept at room temperature, like dry goods. Cold warehousing is for products like fruits and vegetables that need to be kept refrigerated (typically at temperatures ranging from around 33 ℉ to 40 ℉). As the name suggests, freezer warehousing is for products that need to be kept completely frozen, like meat.

Be sure to choose a commercial cold storage provider that can cater to your specific product’s temperature requirements. At Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company, we are capable of storing a wide range of products, including dry goods, refrigerated goods, and frozen goods.

You should also check out a potential commercial cold storage provider’s accreditations before making any decisions. This will help you find a partner company that is trustworthy and reliable. At MFWC, our facilities are FDA certified, MN SHARP worksite certified, and Chicago Mercantile Exchange certified. Our warehouses are also inspected periodically to ensure that we are meeting up-to-date USDA and AIB International standards.

Finally, make sure to consider location when choosing a commercial cold storage provider. Finding a facility that is strategically located between your production site and your product’s destination is essential. With locations in Albert Lea and Austin, MN, MFWC is perfectly situated to serve producers, processors, and packers all over Minnesota.

If you are in need of commercial cold storage in Minnesota, reach out to MFWC today. Contact us at (507) 373-1477 or We’re here to help make your supply chain run as smoothly as possible.


Albert Lea
820 E. 13th Street
PO Box 86
Albert Lea, MN 56007-0086

PHONE: 507-373-1477
TOLL FREE: 844-373-1477
FAX: 507-373-2174

1907 14th Street N.E.
P.O. Box 475
Austin, Minnesota 55912-0475

PHONE: 507-437-1982
FAX: 507-437-1892