22 episodes

Hosted by business & life partners, Vince and Jenna Free, The Cool Times Podcast talks all things cool about the cold storage industry. Hear from general contractors to product vendors as they share their cool stories and products, in one of the fastest growing industries today. Learn more at https://www.freezconstruction.com/

Cool Times Podcast Vince and Jenna Free

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Hosted by business & life partners, Vince and Jenna Free, The Cool Times Podcast talks all things cool about the cold storage industry. Hear from general contractors to product vendors as they share their cool stories and products, in one of the fastest growing industries today. Learn more at https://www.freezconstruction.com/

    Getting to Know Architect Kate Lyle and Ware Malcomb

    Getting to Know Architect Kate Lyle and Ware Malcomb

    Hosts Vince and Jenna talk with Kate Lyle, Architect and Director of Industrial Cold & Food. Kate Lyle brings over 16 years of architectural design expertise to the Ware Malcomb team. As Director, Industrial Cold & Food, she is responsible leading the growth of Ware Malcomb’s Industrial Cold & Food Studio across the Americas. Kate is also active in the Controlled Environments Building Association (CEBA). 

    Kate specializes in complex project types including food processing, manufacturing, and cold storage. As a highly sought-after thought leader in the industry, Kate consistently authors and contributes insights to publications and podcasts related to cold buildings. In addition, she has spoken on the topic of cold buildings at numerous regional and national conferences.
    Established in 1972, Ware Malcomb is a contemporary and expanding full service design firm providing professional architecture, planning, interior design, civil engineering, branding and building measurement services to corporate, commercial/residential developers and public/institutional clients throughout the world. With office locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Brazil, the firm specializes in the design of commercial office, corporate, industrial, science & technology, healthcare, retail, auto, public/institutional facilities and renovation projects. Ware Malcomb is recognized as an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private company and a Hot Firm by Zweig Group. The firm is also ranked among the top 15 architecture/engineering firms in Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms and the top 25 interior design firms in Interior Design magazine’s Top 100 Giants



    Story Notes:


    Kate Lyle BackgroundWhat is Ware MalcombSpeculative Cold StorageGetting into Cold Storage Architectural IndustryWhat is NAIOPNew Technologies on Thermal Design

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    • 41 min
    Expansion, Cold Storage Industry & Football

    Expansion, Cold Storage Industry & Football

    On this episode of the Cool Times Podcast, Hosts Vince and Jenna introduce Chris Parmele, National Sales Manager at Fastener Systems Incorporated (FSI). During Chris' college years, he played college football at Central Michigan. He has a degree in Business and a master's in athletic administration. After college, he worked at Dow Chemical for almost 20 years. 


    Fastener Systems Incorporated (FSI) is a national company with customers in all 50 states, Canada, and overseas. Since its inception in 1984, its hallmark has been personalized service and quality products at competitive prices. Exceptional service, combined with their personable and knowledgeable staff, has made FSI a leader in the fastener industry. 


     
    Story Notes:
    Chris Parmele BackgroundWhat is Dow ChemicalTransitioning to FSIWhat is FSICool Moments in the Cold Storage IndustryFSI Plans and ExpansionWhat Surprised you in the Cold Storage Industry


    Sponsored by Rytec High-Performance Doors & Versi-Foam Insulation


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    • 39 min
    Getting To Know The GCCA

    Getting To Know The GCCA

    Hosts Vince and Jenna talk with Matthew Ott, President & CEO of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA). GCCA is a coalition of organizations including the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW), World Food Logistics Organization (WFLO), Controlled Environment Builders Association (CEBA), and International Refrigerated Transportation Association (IRTA). Collectively, these core partners work to ensure that a universally strong cold chain exists globally, maintaining quality, and safety through every link.
    Prior to joining GCCA, Mr. Ott has held various executive and management positions within the association and non-profit industries with a focus on developing and implementing strategy to ensure organizational growth and long-term stability. For almost a decade, he was part of the leadership team at National Grocers Association, most recently serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Grocers Association and Executive Director of the NGA Foundation.  Prior to that, he worked with the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association, the National Recreation and Park Association, The University of New Hampshire/CoachSmartNH, and AIM Meetings and Events. 
     
    Story Notes:
    Matthew Ott BackgroundTechnology on the Grocery Industry4 Core Partners of GCCALogistic and TransportationWhat does GCCA DoCool Moment at GCCA

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    • 44 min
    Why Panels are More Fun to Sell than the Others

    Why Panels are More Fun to Sell than the Others

    In this week's episode of the Cool Times Podcast, Host Vince and Jenna interviewed Trent Lesikar, Founder/President of Axis Construction Solutions. This interview features Trent, who has Ten years of experience in business development and operational leadership roles in construction contracting services. Vince, Jenna, and Trent highlight the topics about Trent's journey and cool moments in the cold storage industry, high-speed doors, lessons from owning a business, and why you should consider buying Greenspan panels for your building.

    Story Notes:
    Trent's BackgroundAxis Construction Solutions Cool Moments in the Cold Storage IndustrySupport Your ProductsIt's Not Stress; It's ChallengesJenna's Advice to TrentWhy Buy From Axis Construction Solutions

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    • 29 min
    Wes Ledford on Lead Times and the Status of Cold Storage Industry

    Wes Ledford on Lead Times and the Status of Cold Storage Industry

    In this episode of the Cool Times Podcast, Vince Free and Jenna Free interviewed Wes Ledford, Strategic Account Manager at The Miner Corporation. Wes is dedicated to reducing cost and increasing energy efficiency in high performance door applications.
    Miner is the nationally recognized leader in emergency repair service for docks, doors, glass and more. Miner eliminates high downtime costs through ‘round the clock’ repair service, cost-saving solutions and planned maintenance support. Miner serves as a single point of contact for service on equipment that includes commercial doors, storefront glass, material-handling equipment, trash compactors, balers, conveyors and truck loading-dock equipment. They keep products moving through the warehouse to the receiving room and out the front door. Their clients enjoy a guaranteed response time, a 12-month parts and labor warranty and real-time critical data that enable them to plan and purchase better.
    Story Notes:
     What is Miner Corp Miner Corp Products and Services Cool Moments in the Industry Advantages Buying through Distribution Network rather than the Manufacturer Safety is Important in the Industry

    Sponsored by Rytec High-Performance Doors
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    • 34 min
    There is No Equal

    There is No Equal

    In this episode of the Cool Times Podcast, Vince Free and Jenna Free interviewed Carl Weiland, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Weiland, Inc. Carl represents Weiland Inc. as the national leader in doors & windows for inspected food facilities, pharmaceutical, cold storage, and cleanroom environments. They strive to make products and offer a level of support to their customers that transcends their competition. Some of Carl's favorite roles include engaging with and educating customers, recruiting talent, coaching people on his team as needed, closing deals, and executing his marketing plan. Carl shared that he has awesome partners and an amazing team.

    Story Notes:
    Cool Entrance to the IndustryWeiland Doors HistoryWeiland Doors is Built on IntegrityCool Story in the IndustryWhy Weiland is DifferentBeing the First Fully Injected and Void less 16-Gauge Stainless Steel DoorWhy Buy From Weiland Doors

    Sponsored by Rytec High-Performance Doors
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    • 37 min

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