The International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses (IARW) has released its 2008 Productivity and Benchmarking Survey Report, the biannual presentation of operational and financial data collected from participating North American public refrigerated warehouses (PRWs).

The 2008 report marks the most extensive response rate ever for this report. A total of 285 facilities from 65 PRW companies, together representing 1.8 billion cubic feet in PRW space, contributed their operational and financial data. Participating companies occupy 70 percent of total IARW member space and 80 percent of IARW Top 20 member space. The space represented in this survey signifies a 278 percent increase over the 2006 survey response and a 335 percent increase over 2003.

The report discloses data and benchmarks from across the spectrum of PRW activities and operations, including financial, shipping, receiving, storage, order selection, wage and benefits, and key performance indicators (KPIs).

Visit www.iarw.org/hq/aboutus/financials.asp for the report's table of contents, executive summary, and purchasing information.