Logix welcomes Troy Tweedle to Engineering team
May 2018 - Troy Tweedle
We are pleased to welcome Troy Tweedle to the Logix® engineering team as Program/Project Manager, a position in which he will primarily focus on development and solutions engineering. His duties will entail software programming/control systems development to meet customer needs. His responsibilities will include product design implementation within schedule and budget parameters, and control system design/manufacturing process management from design documentation to post-installation customer support.
Troy has been in the refrigeration industry for 33 years, making this career choice in 1984, when he joined the Air Force. While in the Air Force, he attended technical school for Refrigeration and Cryogenics and found refrigeration to be challenging and rewarding. Post military service, he continued his education at Clackamas Community College in the Thermal Energy program.
For the last twenty years Troy has worked in the commercial industrial refrigeration sector. His experience ranges from installing/servicing refrigeration equipment to commissioning new refrigeration controls systems. “I routinely look for ways to operate refrigeration systems more reliably and efficiently,” says Troy. “Controls have always been the most enjoyable part of my job - from the first heat pumps I worked on in the 80s to the large ammonia systems of today. I look forward to working with everyone here at Logix, and believe my refrigeration experience will contribute to the company’s further success.”
A recent move to the beautiful Seattle area will allow Troy to pursue his personal interests: hiking and bicycling. He may even resume a former passion: motorcycle riding.
Logix is pleased to introduce Divya Jain
April 2018 - Divya Jain
A/R Administrative Support Associate
It is with great pleasure that we introduce Divya Jain who joined the Logix administrative support team in April. Divya will be working part-time and will primarily be responsible for sales order creation, verification and invoicing, as well as customer relations.
Born and raised in India, Divya moved to US more than 13 years ago, along with her husband. She has a BA in Economics, two years of software development experience, and more than eight years of administrative/customer service experience. If she were to describe herself in one word, it would be “friendly.” She believes that communication is key, both personally and professionally.
Divya is very excited to join the Logix family. Says Divya, “Everyone has been very friendly and welcoming. They are a very hard-working yet fun-loving group of people.” Divya excels at wearing lots of hats at one time, prioritizing tasks, and being very detail oriented. She looks forward to mastering the ERP software, and to using her knowledge of software development to improve processes, where possible.
In her personal time, she loves to hike with her 10-year-old son. At home, she loves listening to music, cooking, and playing board games. She’s also actively involved in her temple.
Logix welcomes Mac Weldin to Technical Support team
April 2018 - Mac Weldin
System Commissioning/Support Technician
We are pleased to introduce Mac Weldin, the newest member of the Logix support team. Mac’s primary responsibilities will involve commissioning new Logix® controls systems, installing upgrades and enhancements to existing systems, onsite customer training, and in-house technical telephone support.
Born and raised in Wenatchee, Washington, Mac recently graduated from Wenatchee Valley College’s Environmental Science and Refrigeration Technology program, and earned an Associate of Technical Science degree. While in college Mac worked at a residential HVAC company for a year. His education and hands-on training give him a solid foundation in the refrigeration controls industry. Mac’s knowledge and training will be advantageous in supporting our customer base, as well as our engineering team.
“I’m very excited to be given the opportunity to work for such an innovative company. Joining the Logix team has provided myriad profession and personal growth opportunities. I especially look forward to expanding my knowledge of the energy efficiency and controls industry, and to contributing here at Logix.”
Recreationally, Mac’s personal interests include cars and games - board games, video games, any game that challenges his creativity, problem-solving abilities, and intellect.
Fisher Construction Group wins inaugural IACSC
“Built by the Best” Award for Lineage Logistics/
Titan Frozen Foods project
November 9, 2016
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fisher Construction Group was named the winner of the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) “Built by the Best” Award for the Lineage Logistics and Titan Frozen Fruit project located in Santa Maria, California. Fisher submitted the project on behalf of 17 other IACSC member companies participating as subcontractors and vendors. Logix is proud to be the refrigeration control system partner for the project. The award will be presented at the 36th IACSC Conference & Expo, November 10-12 in Fort Lauderdale.
Lineage Logistics contracted with Fisher Construction Group to build a 216,777 square foot LEED-certified facility. LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) is a green building certification program that recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices. The Lineage facility includes 151,000 square feet of cold storage and dock space, and 65,000 square feet dedicated to onsite food processing for Lineage's tenant, Titan Frozen Fruit. Fisher developed solutions to challenges during the construction of the facility - at times managing over 120 workers in 10 trades - to allow Titan Frozen Fruit to start processing strawberries just seven months after ground breaking.
Logix stepped up and delivered a comprehensive refrigeration control solution on time and on budget to realize this facility’s potential. According to Scott Gillette, Logix project engineer, “Modern efficiency measures and flexible control strategies maximize production for Titan, while advanced energy management and load shedding capabilities secure utility incentives as a second priority to production.” Logix also integrated gas detection and automated emergency response measures, going beyond current regulatory requirements to protect both product and personnel.
A unique aspect of the project is the shared resources between the third-party logistics company (Lineage Logistics) and the food processor (Titan Frozen Fruit). The partnered facility gives Titan the benefits of a shared refrigeration system and Lineage Logistics’ onsite refrigeration expertise. With the capacity to blast freeze one million pounds of product per day, the state-of-the-art facility will play a major role in meeting the expanding food processing needs in the region.
“I speak for the entire project team in saying that we are honored to have been chosen as the winner of this prestigious award,” said Scott Guimond, Project Manager, Fisher Construction Group. “The project certainly had its challenges and we are happy we found the solutions needed to help Titan meet the deadlines around a crucial berry harvest time.”
A Core Partner of the GCCA (Global Cold Chain Alliance), IACSC initiated the “Built by the Best ” Award this year to recognize its members as the world’s leading experts in building temperature-controlled facilities of all types. It was created by members of the IACSC Marketing & Brand Awareness Committee.
Guimond will be joined by Jim Romine, Senior Director of Engineering for Lineage Logistics, Dan Powers, Fisher President/CEO, and Bill Langley, Fisher In-House Principal Architect, to conduct a keynote presentation about their project at the Opening General Session of the 36th IACSC Conference & Expo, taking place November 10-12 in Fort Lauderdale.
More information about IACSC “Built by the Best” Award can be found online.
For more information about the 36th IACSC Conference & Expo please click here.
About the International Association for Cold Storage Construction /
Global Cold Chain Alliance
Founded in 1978, the International Association for Cold Storage Construction (IACSC) represents contractors and suppliers in the cold storage construction industry. IACSC provides a forum for innovative ideas, promotes standards of practice, hosts professional education programs, and promotes the interests of the industry in political, legal and regulatory arenas.
IACSC is a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), which represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. The Global Cold Chain Alliance serves as the focused voice of the cold chain industry, representing 1200 member companies in 75 countries. GCCA unites partners to be innovative leaders in the temperature-controlled products industry. For more information about GCCA, click here.