Cold Storage Refrigeration - Des Moines Cold Storage

"Des Moines Cold Storage
has been a part of my life since the day I was born.
My grandfather, Joseph William Muelhaupt, started the company in 1910 and we're still going strong! We strive to give exceptional service to our clients and that's why we've been here for over 100 years."

John Paul Muelhaupt
President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Des Moines Cold Storage is a member of the
International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses
and the World Food Logistics Organization.

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Cold Storage • USDA Class A • Full Service Facilities • Frozen Food Processing • Frozen Food Distribution • Approved to Store Products for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange • Refrigeration Warehouses in the Midwest • Blast Freezing Capacity • Refrigeration Storage • Cold Storage Facilities • Fully Palletized - Pallet Exchange • Government Identification Service: Exporting, Certification, Boxing, Defrosting • Four Cold Storage Facilitiess in Iowa • Day Freezing • Frozen Food Distribution throughout the Midwest • Processing Areas -- Available for Boxing and Long Term Lease • Cold Storage in Transit Privileges • Private Railroad Siding - Free Switching Cold Warehouse Storage • Renting Cold Storage Space
• Logistics • Transportation Arrangement and Load Consolidation • USDA-Approved Safety and Security Programs Comply with FSIS Guideline

 

 

Des Moines Cold Storage is one of the Midwest's largest and most respected refrigeration and processing companies. Our reputation and experience come from over 100 years of serving our clients' precise business needs. Of course, over the past century we’ve learned a lot about keeping our customers satisfied. While our most basic services involve only the simple refrigeration, freezing, and storage of your products in our custom-built warehouses, our team at Des Moines Cold Storage prides itself on our specially crafted service packages.

In the modern world of complex logistics and precise timetables, there are no two clients whose needs are exactly the same. These companies often have to choose from large service packages that either don't meet all their needs or require them to buy services they won't use. Not at Des Moines Cold Storage. We precisely tailor our services to meet the needs of our customers with a high level of efficiency, safety, and timeliness. Going even beyond that, we are able to maintain and train any specialized workforce that might be needed, as well as training for and operating of any specialty equipment. Coupled with our highly accessible and ideally located warehouses, there are no logistical needs we can't fill. In short, you get exactly what you need, when you need it.

Over the last 100 years, Des Moines Cold Storage has built its unparalleled reputation on a set of core values that we refuse to compromise. These values represent the soul of what it is that we do here at Des Moines Cold Storage and the kind of consideration we give to every product in our warehouses. We are proud of our level of service and experience in this industry and are committed to bringing this service and experience into every facet of our customer-side interactions.

 

ABOUT US

Des Moines Cold Storage, established in 1910, is one of the Midwest’s largest refrigeration and processing companies, and with good reason. We've been in the business since the days when ice was delivered in horse-drawn wagons. Over the years we've learned a few things about keeping customers satisfied.


Des Moines Ice and Fuel employees collect blocks of ice .The evolution of the original Des Moines Ice and Fuel became
Des Moines Cold Storage. This is still the original operation at 8th and New York right on the east bank of the Des Moines River.


We offer basic cold storage - the careful warehousing of your products in coolers and freezers. But we also become an integral part of your business when you need special services. We can assemble a skilled labor force to meet almost any processing, packaging, and distribution requirement. We have the experience to manage and maintain specialized equipment. We will dedicate cooler, freezer, and blast freezer capability to meet your requirements, then add on just those services you really need. Flexibility is important to your operations, and that's what we provide.

From the office to the dock, our expert staff is ready to react quickly when you need service. Above all, we take pride in moving and handling your products safely and efficiently. When you think of cold storage and food processing, Des Moines Cold Storage should be the only company on your list.


SERVICE

We protect and preserve the quality of your products while they are in our care. Our warehouses are modern, USDA Class A, full service facilities with a total capacity of 8.35 million cubic feet. We are also approved to store products for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. We offer:

Private Railroad Siding - Free Switching

Blast Freezing Capacity

Government Identification Service: Exporting, Certification, Boxing, Defrosting

Frozen Food Distribution throughout the Midwest

Logistics – Transportation Arrangement and Load Consolidation

E-Commerce and Inventory Management Capability (Log In)

USDA-Approved Safety and Security Programs Comply with FSIS Guidelines

Fully Palletized - Pallet Exchange

Processing Areas -- Available for Boxing and Long Term Lease

Storage in Transit Privileges


LOCATIONS

Our facilities are in the heart of agriculture country, yet minutes from major interstates I-35/I-80.


Main Office/South Plant
800 New York Ave. • Des Moines, Iowa 50313 • (515) 283-8050
Fax: (515) 283-8061 • DMCold01@DMColdStorage.com

SPECIFICATIONS:

195,000 sq. ft., 2,655,000 cu. ft.

34,000,000 lb. storage

240,000 lb./day freezing

35 truck doors

 

East Plant
4770 N.E. 17th Court • Des Moines, Iowa 50313 • (515) 262-6560 • Fax: (515) 262-6908 DMCold02@DMColdStorage.com

SPECIFICATIONS:

111,000 sq. ft., 2,345,000 cu. ft.

36,000,000 lb. storage

2200,000 lb./day freezing

15 truck doors

3 rail doors

 

Marshalltown Plant
816 Union Street • Marshalltown, IA 50158 • PH: (641) 752-1419 • Fax: (641) 752-8289
MTColdStorage@DMColdStorage.com

SPECIFICATIONS:

55,000 sq. ft., 1,000,000 cu. ft.

10,000,000 lb. storage

300,000 lb./day freezing

8 truck doors

1 rail door

 

Mason City Plant
633 15th St SE • Mason City, IA 50401 • PH: (641) 424-8369 • Fax: (641) 424-8279
masoncitycold@yahoo.com

SPECIFICATIONS:

106,000 sq. ft., 2,350,000 cu. ft.

18,500,000 lb. storage

80,000 lb./day freezing

15 truck doors

4 rail doors

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Main Office/South Plant
800 New York Ave. • Des Moines, IA 50313
PH: (515) 283-8050 • Fax: (515) 283-8061
DMCold01@DMColdStorage.com

PRESIDENT: John Paul Muelhaupt
(515) 283-8050 Ext. 104
jpm@dmcoldstorage.com


VICE PRESIDENT: Chad Witte
(515) 283-8050 Ext. 105
c.witte@dmcoldstorage.com


SALES DIRECTOR: Deb Harmon
(515) 283-8050 Ext. 102
deb@dmcoldstorage.com

East Plant
4770 N.E. 17th Court • Des Moines, IA 50313
(515) 262-6560 • Fax: (515) 262-6908 DMCold02@DMColdStorage.com


PLANT MANAGER: Bob McCulley

TRAFFIC MANAGER: Krista Larson
(515) 291-4226


Mason City Plant
633 15th St SE • Mason City, IA 50401
PH: (641) 424-8369 • Fax: (641) 424-8279
masoncitycold@yahoo.com

PLANT MANAGER: Matt Mueller

TRAFFIC MANAGER: Julie Panhoff

Marshalltown Plant
816 Union Street • Marshalltown, IA 50158
PH: (641) 752-1419 • Fax: (641) 752-8289
MTColdStorage@DMColdStorage.com

PLANT MANAGER: Travis Merical

TRAFFIC MANAGER: Jody Johnson