The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major challenge to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time—a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of the United Kingdom, Germany, and other economic rivals.

The Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA) represents all major industries engaged in temperature-controlled logistics. GCCA is headquartered in Alexandria, VA with offices or affiliates in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Guatemala, India, and the United Kingdom.

IARW promotes best practices in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics industry through research, industry benchmarking, networking, and education.

IRTA supports the needs and interests of organizations involved in the transportation sector of the cold chain. It fosters good commercial and trade relations between transportation companies, their suppliers, and customers; gathers and disseminates data and information to members; and protects the interests of its members from unlawful and unjust measures and practices.

Carrier understands that “fresh” is not simply about how recently produce was harvested or products were created. It is also about the conditions in which they have been transported. That is why we provide transport refrigeration solutions that allow for precise control of temperature and humidity, preserving all types of perishable cargo no matter where it needs to go.

Thermo King delivers ultimate assurance. Our quality products and services are recognized around the world for reliability, efficiency, and innovation. Our customers have peace of mind that Thermo King will keep them running at maximum capacity to grow their business. Thermo King, a brand of Ingersoll Rand, was founded in 1938 and leads the world in manufacturing and innovating transport temperature control systems for a variety of mobile applications, including trailers, truck bodies, buses, shipboard containers and rail cars.