(Media, Pennsylvania USA)
The Jet-Precooler™ is portable, powerful, and profitable. And now, according to Global Cooling Inc., it is available at the cost of a low monthly payment.
“Other the last six months, we’ve had detailed discussions with a number of financial institutions,” explained Jim Still, Global’s founder and president, “working to find the best match, a lender that is familiar with agricultural needs, as well as those of small businesses.”
“Today, we are very pleased to announce,” he said, “that we have reached an agreement with one of America’s premier equipment leasing companies, Crest Capital, to provide financing for our Jet Precoolers.”
“Moisture is freshness, and freshness sells” said Still, who is known to many as “Banana Jim”, for having invented the Tarpless® ripening system with his first successful start-up, which was sold to a Dutch multinational in 1997.
“Prompt and proper precooling,” Still explained, “is a postharvest magic that reduces produce and floral respiration, and in so doing, minimizes water loss, which is the key to maximizing shelf life and salable weight, and preserving curb appeal and flavor.”
“What goes unnoticed by many,” according to Still, “is that all postharvest gains, achieved by operating a better cold chain, drop straight to the bottom line as pure profit.” Continuing with his example, Still added “If a grower or packer can suddenly realize an extra 1% product weight to sell, if he or she sells by the pound or kilo, that additional revenue is all pure profit, in many cases adding 25% or more to the company’s total profit amount.”
The Jet Precooler has two 10 HP axial fans, mounted on a galvanized steel frame, with an onboard computer controller and color touchscreen operator interface. It also comes with foam pads, a tarp, and all necessary and required electrical safeties and controls. It is shipped completely assembled and tested, with a 25 foot long heavy duty cord and twist-lock plug end, ready for immediate use.
The Jet units are very popular with 3PL/service providers in the United States that receive imported produce, crossing by tractor trailer from Mexico, or delivered by vessels and planes at ports and airports. For them, the Jets are used to recool fruit, vegetables, and flowers, that have warmed in transit, or while awaiting inspection by customs or USDA officials, which are but two of the ways the cold chain can break down.
About Global Cooling Inc. Global Cooling Inc. recently celebrated its 16 year anniversary. Its principals each have more than 22 years experience with forced-air cooling. Global is a worldwide leader in development and manufacturing of forced-air precoolers, recoolers, and ripening rooms.
About Crest Capital. Established in 1989, Crest is a national equipment finance lender providing the best equipment leasing and equipment financing rates for companies with three or more years history. Crest offers a broad array of equipment lease and loan agreements at affordable monthly rates, enabling investments in capital equipment that can then be cash-flow positive from the first day.