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14A THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE MARCH 2015 COOL CARGOES K LINGE CORP. MANUFACTURES specialized transport refrigeration a nd p owe r ge ne r a t io n e q u ip - ment for various sectors, including the military, oil and gas, offshore, chemical, pharmaceutical and, increasingly, the food industries. Cold chain demands associated with each of these special fields are unique, yet there are shared challenges and best practices that tie the various sectors together. Cool Cargoes spoke with Allan Klinge, vice president and sales manager of Klinge Corp., to get his take on key developments in the refrigerated transport industry. CC: The general consensus from sup- ply chain executives was that 2014 was a mixed bag for business. What's your perspective? KLINGE: Our partners told us that 2014 was a bit down, but the second half of the year started showing positive signs. For Klinge, specifically, we've continued on with a number of both government and commercial contracts. For example, there is an uptick in the demand for the transportation of hazardous goods, which really began a few years ago, and we build a fair amount of equipment for this seg- ment. Business in the U.S. compared to the rest of the world is also doing well, partic- ularly from U.S. chemical manufacturers who need product transported. Further- more, the pharmaceutical industry is showing more interest in dual redundant systems — backup power and so forth — that we focus on. CC: The implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act puts more pressure on the industry to maintain higher levels of cold chain integrity for food shipments. What best practices can food shippers take from other sectors, such as pharmaceutical or chemical shippers? Q&A: KLINGE CORP. By Lara L. Sowinski Stephen Bures /

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