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A LOVE STORY: GREEN INSULWALL® and PALMER CANDY'S CHOCOLATES
ELMHURST, IL (February 3, 2016) Randall Manufacturing recently installed GREEN InsulWall® at Palmer Candy's main production, packaging and warehouse facility located in Sioux City, IA. The installation of GREEN InsulWall® has provided 18,700 square-feet of additional cooler space for its booming chocolate business; effective temperature and humidity control for temperature-sensitive chocolate; and improved flexibility to expand cooler areas for seasonality and future growth.
Gearing up for Valentine's Day while avoiding the dreaded chocolate 'bloom'Valentine's Day, which is just around the corner, means big business for chocolate companies.
In the U.S. alone, more than 58 million pounds of chocolate candy are sold during Valentine's week. That's $345 million in sales in just one week. This makes up more than 5 percent of chocolate candy sales for the year, according to Nielsen research.
Chocolate is very sensitive to fluctuations in temperature. When a whitish coating called a 'bloom' appears on chocolate's surface the perception is that the chocolate is not fresh or old, though it is completely safe to eat. The longer chocolate is stored and the higher the storage temperature, the more likely chocolate fat blooming will be observed.
"Chocolate products are notoriously tricky to store due to their temperature sensitivity. Here in the Midwest we also experience seasonal temperature fluctuations that impact our internal environment," said Marty Palmer, president and CEO of Palmer Candy. "GREEN InsulWall® has provided effective temperature and humidity control for our chocolate products to help avoid chocolate fat bloom and even melting, especially during one of our busiest seasons - Valentine's Day."
Future modularity and efficient space management
With the ability to be taken down and stored or expanded, GREEN InsulWall® provides flexibility and modularity not found in rigid panels or traditional dry wall solutions. GREEN InsulWall®'s five-foot-wide panels are constructed with recycled insulation encased in 18 ounce, durable vinyl, seamed together with industrial Velcro®. Its modular design allows facilities, like Palmer Candy, to configure and reconfigure temperature-controlled space easily, quickly, and cost-effectively.
"GREEN InsulWall's ease of installation, ease of expansion, and demonstrated ability to maintain set-point temperatures and humidity provides Palmer Candy with a flexible wall solution to meet needs today and tomorrow," notes Kristine Grudis, warehouse sales manager for Randall Manufacturing. "GREEN InsulWall® has been used in a wide variety of applications where temperature-control is paramount- chocolates, organic produce, pharmaceuticals, and packaging processes, etc."
For more information on the GREEN InsulWall® used in this project, visit www.randallmfg.com/warehouse
About Randall Manufacturing - Warehouse Division
Randall Manufacturing has been providing flexible wall solutions to warehouses, distribution centers, and workplaces for over fifteen years. With an eye for sustainability, Randall was the first modular wall manufacturer to utilize recycled materials to meet the growing need for GREEN building materials (and that contribute to LEED® scores). Its product offerings include the insulated, modular curtain wall - GREEN InsulWall®; warehouse divider curtains - Randall Industrial Curtain Walls; and insulated pallet covers. For more information on GREEN InsulWall and Manufacturing - Warehouse division, visit http://www.randallmfg.com/warehouse, follow on Twitter @Randallwhse or call 800-323-7424.
About Palmer Candy
For over 135 years, five generations of Palmers have operated Palmer Candy. It is the oldest continuously family run and owned confectionary company in the U.S. Located in Sioux City, Iowa, Palmer Candy serves a wide variety of customers from smaller candy shops needing bulk chocolates to private label contracts for Fortune 50 companies. www.palmercandy.com
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