ATHENS, Ga. — Carrier Transicold's Athens facility, a leading producer of transport refrigeration equipment for trucks, trailers and rail cars, has been named a 2015 IndustryWeek Best Plant, making it the first transport refrigeration equipment facility ever recognized with this award. Winners of the 2015 Best Plant competition were selected based on rigorous performance metrics as well as dedication to continuous improvement.

“It is an honor to be named to the prestigious list of IndustryWeek Best Plant award winners. Our world-class Athens facility is staffed by customer-focused, empowered employees who produce reliable, innovative products,” said David Appel, president, Carrier Transicold & Refrigeration Systems. “Each day our Athens employees demonstrate a sharp focus on continuous improvement, efficiency, and sustainability to produce a complete range of products for the transport of temperature-sensitive cargo, such as food and pharmaceuticals.”

In operation since 1988, the Athens plant serves as Carrier Transicold’s home for its Americas’ truck, trailer, and rail refrigeration business. Equipment assembled in Athens, which is sold around the world, includes Vector™ and X4™ trailer refrigeration units and Supra™ truck refrigeration units, all of which provide protection for temperature-sensitive products such as food and pharmaceuticals. The facility also produces PowerLINE™ generator sets, which are used to power refrigerated shipping containers when hauled over land.

Through its comprehensive review process, IndustryWeek noted Carrier Transicold’s commitment to operational excellence and ongoing strategic investments in new manufacturing technologies with a particular focus on ergonomics, safety, sustainability, quality, lean manufacturing, and lead-time reduction.

“This recognition is a powerful example of how a dedicated, diverse team can continually transform its plant operations in a positive manner,” said Matt Walker, director of operations, Carrier Transicold Athens.

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Publication date: 1/28/2016

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