Temperature and humidity controlled storage and contract packaging operations are critical considerations for a wide variety of food, confections, and OTC product manufacturers when making outsourcing decisions. The capability to keep part or all of a building’s operations within specific HVAC parameters often determines whether a co-packer is qualified to handle many CPG companies’ products. Temperature requirements that are commonly in the 60-degree range or below must be strictly maintained at all times – from the moment goods are delivered on reefer trailers, received on the dock, put away in storage, retrieved for production and used on the production floor, stored in designated shipping lanes, and again shipped out on reefers. Consumers trust in the manufacturer who in turn relies on the contract packager to ensure that product quality is never compromised at any point in the supply chain.

With the July 2014 installation of two massive HVAC air rotation handling units at its West Chester, OH location, Crescent now offers existing and new clients temperature and humidity controlled operations at three of its five operations in PA, OH, and IA. The West Chester installation was fully executed within 2 months, enabling an accelerated customer startup. By providing a climate controlled operating environment within 272,000 square feet of its multi-client headquarters location in OH, Crescent has expanded its total HVAC maintained operational footprint to over 500,000 square feet.