Giordano’s Distribution Center

April 4, 2017

“Its creation began in a small northern Italian town near Torino, Italy. Mama Giordano was famous around town for her exquisite cooking. Of all her renowned dishes, her most beloved meal was her “Italian Easter Pie”. Mama Giordano would serve this double- crusted, cheese stuffed masterpiece on special occasions. This pizza pie became a sacred tradition in the Giordano family and a legend in the town of Torino. Years later, Italian immigrants Efren and Joseph Boglio moved to Chicago to start their own pizza business. The brothers introduced their Mama’s recipe for stuffed pizza. In 1974, on Chicago’s historic south side, Efren and Joseph opened the first Giordano’s in the world. Over the next 40 years and counting, millions of happy and loyal fans as well as hundreds of critics call Giordano’s the city’s “best” stuffed pizza! The rest is history you can still taste today, along with our other great starters, fresh salads, outstanding pastas and unique sandwiches.” (Source:

The actual size 58’8” x 33’7” x 20’0” high warehouse walk-in cooler/freezer combination pictured is one of two Thermo-Kool walk-ins which recently shipped to Giordano’s Distribution center in Henderson, Nevada. The uniquely designed warehouse walk- in exemplifies Thermo-Kool’s flexibility in design and capability of maximizing cold storage space by utilizing the DURATHANE high-density panel perimeter to manufacture in 1” panel increments. The strength and durability of Thermo-Kool’s panel design is a great fit for the project to ensure the quality and longevity on which both Giordano’s and Thermo-Kool have built their reputations. Both the warehouse walk-in cooler/freezer combination and the 11’4” x 33’7” x 7’6” high walk-in cooler have a white stucco galvanized interior with LED light fixtures in the ceilings which helps to maximize illumination, a significant attribute for the 20’ height of the warehouse walk-in cooler/freezer combination. All of the walk-in compartments were designed as floorless which is the ideal application to accommodate the rolling traffic in the warehouse cooler and freezer compartments. The 36” x 76” and 36” x 78” Thermo-Kool entrance doors which were provided in the coolers consist of three hinges, a 14” x 14” peep window with heated frame and glass, LED light fixtures and ” aluminum tread plate kickplate 48” high on the interior and exterior. Both the warehouse walk-in cooler and walk-in freezer have a 6’0” x 8’0” electric sliding door with ” aluminum kickplates 48” high on the interior and exterior, vinyl strip curtains, LED lights, and 14” x 24” peep windows. Additional accessories provided were temperature alarms for each compartment and ” treadplate wainscot 48” high on the exposed exterior for protection from moving product in and out of the walk-in compartments. The ceilings of the of the warehouse walk-in cooler and freezer were designed to be supported by Thermo-Kool’s exterior angle ceiling suspension system.

Thermo-Kool Customer Account Representative, Erin Flynt worked on the project with Steve Wishon, Project Manager and Janice Dziuban, Senior Assistant Project Manager with Edward Don & Company, Woodridge, Illinois, and Thermo-Kool Marketing Agent, Joe Wagner with Cassidy’s Proline, Lombard, Illinois.