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Zero Mountain Logistics (now Americold Transportation Services)

Securing the Cold Chain.


Zero Mountain Logistics (now Americold Transportation Services) was born from the desire to give our customers the total cold chain solution.


When harnessing our decades of knowledge in the cold storage warehousing arena, we became aware of the value to streamline needs and services, thus insuring added value to our customers’ bottom line.


Our parent company, Zero Mountain™ Inc (which has been acquired by Americold Logistics) was established three generations ago on a rock solid foundation. In 1951, Joseph Rumsey, III, along with George Bazore, Sr., C.A. Stump, and Price Dickson worked diligently for four years to turn a limestone cave in Johnson, AR into a sub-zero processing and storage vault.


In the summer of 1955, ZMI opened their doors becoming one of only four facilities of this type in the country. It was no coincidence that Zero Mountain™ Inc. was on the cusp of the largest growth in poultry history with the largest poultry processors in the nation right next door. Seizing these two most opportune advantages allowed Zero Mountain™ Inc. the means of becoming a successful, thriving business for the next six decades.


As Zero Mountain™ was positioning itself as an industry leader, steps to expand and grow began in the 1980s with an above ground facility being built in Fort Smith, Arkansas. By the early 1990s two more above ground facilities located in Lowell, AR and Russellville, AR opened their doors.


Today Zero Mountain™ Inc. (which has been acquired by Americold Logisitics) facilities provide over 30 million cubic feet of controlled-temperature storage.

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