Dave Holthaus, Cincinnati Enquirer
Friday, October 29, 2010
Storing its ice cream and milk at just the right temperatures is something United Dairy Farmers has been doing for most of its 70-year history. Now, it’s expanding its cold-storage capacity and marketing it to other companies that need it, such as makers of food, flavors and pharmaceuticals.
UDF is about to announce a big expansion of its cold-storage operations in Erlanger, a move that, when completed, will add about 40 jobs. Just as important, economic development officials in Northern Kentucky see the expansion as a tool they can use to lure those kinds of companies to the area.
The UDF venture is called Cold Chain Integrity and is located on Crescent Springs Road in Erlanger. The facility, now under construction, already has a long-term, pharmaceutical industry client that will use a separate, ultra-low temperature room with backup power and refrigeration. The client, RxCrossroads, a unit of Covington-based Omnicare, stores and manages products for the biotech and pharmaceutical industry