My wife and I like to travel to different towns on weekends where we can get away, and it’s usually to a place we can get to in a relatively short amount of time. We call these our “one tank trips,” meaning it’s a place we can get to on no more than a tank of gas in the car. On our last trip, we found a neat little town that was home to a major ice cream manufacturer and distributor. When we got to the factory, we immediately signed up for the public tour. One of the things I found most interesting was the storage area they had for the various packaged ice cream products before they got shipped out on reefer trucks. The storage areas were enormous freezers that were kept around zero degrees. They give everyone on the tour large parkas to wear as they guide you through the freezers. Inside the giant freezers, there are pallets of different ice cream products stacked almost twenty feet tall, and each are arranged by the date they went in there so that they are rotated out sequentially. The outside of the area is kept to a very cool temperature as well, which helps keep the freezers running efficiently. The factory is kept cool by large industrial HVAC units that are designed to act more as refrigerators than the standard HVAC unit. By the end of the tour we were pretty cold, but we had a really good time going through the factory. The best part of all was the free sample section at the end of the tour.