What types of automation does Americold use?

Americold strives to deploy only the most appropriate types and amounts of automation given the circumstances – we don’t automate for automation’s sake. Because of this philosophy, we have a number of different technologies in use today and in our plans for the future. Semi-automated systems, such as pallet shuttles operating in deep storage racking and forklift-attached layer pickers, are used in addition to highly automated systems such as pallet load Automatic Storage and Retrieval Systems, robotic layer pickers, pallet mono-rails, and case buffer/sequencing technologies with robotic palletization. All are designed to the specifications we require and, of course, to operate in our temperature-controlled environments.

What are the benefits of operating as a real estate investment trust (REIT)?

A company that qualifies as a REIT generally is permitted to deduct dividends paid to stockholders from its taxable income, which reduces the amount of federal corporate-level tax the REIT is required to pay. As a result, and to comply with certain distribution requirements applicable to REITs, most REITs distribute at least 100% of their taxable income to stockholders and, therefore, do not pay federal corporate-level taxes in most circumstances. Most states follow this federal tax treatment and allow REITs to deduct dividends paid to stockholders from their taxable income for state tax purposes. Certain REIT subsidiaries, however, are fully subject to federal and state corporate-level income taxes.

Does Americold have a direct stock purchase plan?

To purchase Americold common stock, please contact a registered stock broker and seek professional guidance before entertaining any trading strategy.  Americold Associates can participate in the company’s stock purchase program.  Contact your local HR representative for more information.

Where is Americold located?

Our corporate headquarters are located at 10 Glenlake Parkway, Suite 600, South Tower, Atlanta, GA 30328. In addition, we have business development and operations offices located throughout the world. Visit our Facilities page for more information and an interactive map.

What ancillary/value-added services does Americold provide?

Americold offers a full range of ancillary/value-added services for its customers – the following are just a few examples: manifesting/take weights, slatting & de-slatting, manual order entry, USDA Services, case and each picking, aisle-ready pallet preparation, date stamping, light processing, blast freezing, and tempering. Discover more by clicking here . We can develop new processes and services to compliment your products as well – you have only to ask.