With over 30 years of industry experience, CCC is the largest commercial cooling operation on the West Coast. CCC employs state-of-the-art pre-cooling technology with the goal to implement and monitor rigorous quality control procedures and food safety standards to provide its customers with superior produce cooling solutions.
CCC operates three separate pre-cooling and cold storage facilities. These three coolers are located in Salinas Valley, CA on a 28-acre campus with 35 refrigerated loading bays, 17 pressure cooler tunnels, 9 vacuum tubes, 5 high volume ice injection stations, and an ice supply capacity of more than 2,000 tons per day.
Salinas Valley, California
Salinas Campus Redevelopment
The Redevelopment of our iconic 28-Acre Commercial Pre-Cooling, Cold Storage & Processing Campus
PHT will acquire, redevelop, operate, and lease a 28-Acre Pre-Cooling, Cold Storage and Processing campus located in Salinas, California. As the anchor project in the Salinas Cooler Portfolio, our 28-Acre campus is shovel ready and will be the first property developed.
Our new state-of-the-art facility will employ renewable energy, automation, and enhanced truck flow to maximize throughput and minimize costs.
There are currently four separate coolers:
- Cooler 1: 49,126 sq. ft.
- Cooler 2: 38,012 sq. ft.
- Cooler 3: 57,433 sq. ft.
- Cooler 4: 63,026 sq. ft.
Upon completion, our new 28-Acre Campus will feature the following:
- Located in Salinas, CA right off Highway 101
- 357,000 SF temperature-controlled building including 125,000 SF of cold storage and a 199,000 SF processing facility including office space, raw product space, and cooler for processing
- 500,000+ SF of solar PV-lined shade bay protecting incoming product from the elements
- 500+ POV spots and 50 long-haul truck parking stalls
- On-site microgrid system with solar, cogeneration and battery backup
- Food and beverage venues
- Designing for throughput volume of 66M units and 340 million pounds of raw product per annum – an increase of over 2x existing conditions
Opening for the 2026 Season
We are building the most technologically-advanced Pre-Cooling and Cold Storage facility in the nation.
GIC Salinas Campus will be the only facility of its kind to leverage renewable energy, automation, intelligent temperature monitoring, solar-lined shade bay, and enhanced truck flow.
Our design will ensure that the cold chain is never broken, prioritizing food safety, extending shelf life, and significantly improving product quality.
Who We Are
Central Coast Cooling, LLC (CCC) is a full-service produce pre-cooling and cold storage business.
At Central Coast Cooling (CCC), we continue to refine and improve cooling processes and systems, leading the industry and supporting our customers in providing the best produce cooling solutions. Whether your needs are seasonal or long-term, you can count on CCC to give you the stellar, solution-oriented service you deserve.
We will be recognized as the industry leader and most trusted brand in produce pre-cooling and cold storage.
Our mission is to be the single-source solution for produce cooling, and produce handling to grower shippers nationwide.
We will achieve our mission and vision with passion for excellence, honesty, ethical behavior and uncompromising integrity.
Founded in 1984, Central Coast Cooling, LLC (CCC) was located on the 28-acre campus at Growers Ice Company (GIC) in Salinas, California (although owned by a separate entity). They provided full-service cooling solutions to a large customer base in the agriculture industry.
In 2014, Growers Ice Company acquired CCC and they continued serving their customers as the single source provider for produce cooling and logistics needs.
Through a strategic tax-free reorganization on January 15, 2018, GIC transferred its ownership of Central Coast Cooling, LLC to Post Harvest Technologies, Inc. (PHT).
PHT, Inc., the parent company of CCC, operates as a management, investment and consulting company specializing in the Post-Harvest Agriculture Industry.
PHT Senior Management
Jim White, PhD
PRESIDENT & CEO
Dr. Jim White is Chairman and CEO of Post Harvest Technologies, Inc. and Growers Ice Company, Inc., Founder and CEO of PHT Opportunity Fund LP, and Founder and President of JL White International, LLC.
He is the author of several acclaimed books—most recently, and Broken America: Ten Guidingn Principles to Restore America and Opportunity Investing: How to Revitalize Urban and Rural Communities with Opportunity Funds. He is also author of the best-seller What’s My Purpose? A Jouney of Personal and Professional Growth, which has been lauded by such industry leaders as Steven M.R. Covey and Jack Canfield. Dr. White holds a B.S. in civil engineering, an MBA, and a doctorate in psychology and organizational behavior.
Jim is also the founder of the customized yearlong, leadership and management transformation process, The Circle of Success; Jim White’s Classic Movie Series; and The Red Carpet Tour.
These innovative events have attracted more than 100,000 participants worldwide, including Fortune 500 CEOs, management teams, entrepreneurs, governments, and trade associations.
Dr. White achieved international recognition as CEO of Blount World Trade Corporation, owner and Managing Director of ACEC Centrifugal Pumps NV, Belgium, and as Vice President and Division Manager of Ingersoll Rand Equipment Corporation. Throughout his career, he has bought, expanded, and sold 23 companies, operating in 44 countries. Jim acquires struggling businesses to revive and develop them into profitable enterprises using his business turnaround strategy. To date, Jim has generated more than $1.8 billion in revenue.
CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER
Nick Stoll is the Chief Administrative Officer of Post Harvest Technologies (PHT). He oversees the financial and business operations that support our business strategy, and is responsible for finance, controllership and corporate development and strategy, in addition to creating goals, policies, and procedures for efficiency and compliance.
For the last 18 years, Nick was the Controller for various businesses including Growers Ice Company (affiliate of PHT), New Leaf Community Markets (Division of New Seasons), Prescience International (acquired by Johnson and Johnson), and Multigig, Inc (acquired by Analog Devices).
In the first 11 years of his career Nick lived and led businesses in Spain. He holds a Masters in Finance and a Masters in Management of Technology from Golden Gate University, and he received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis. Nick played football and rugby at UC Davis, currently referees Junior College football, and regularly travels to Europe to visit his grown children.
For more information or to set up a consultation with our CCC team, please contact us below via phone or email.
Tel.: (831) 422-4765
Accounts Receivable & Accounts Payable
Tel.: (831) 422-6345
Human Resources & Safety
Tel.: (831) 422-5608
PO Box 1170
Salinas, CA 93902
1069 Growers Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Tel.: (831) 422-7265
1166 Growers Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Tel.: (831) 755-0134
1080 Growers Street
Salinas, CA 93901
Tel.: (831) 424-6440