Ben Franklin Bridge

About Us

Philadelphia Warehousing and Cold Storage Company was founded 120 years ago and has been family owned and operated for more than three generations. We are known region-wide for our warehousing experience and integrity. Businesses who know us call us “Philly Cold,” but you will not find warmer people to serve you.

Ray Tarnowski, President of the company, is a former President of the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses and served for many years on its Board of Directors. He has been with Philly Cold since 1979 and has been its Chief Executive for more than twenty-five years. A dedicated, creative professional, Ray is recognized as one of the most experienced industry leaders in the area. He knows the wider Philadelphia and Mid-Atlantic regional markets better than almost anyone.


Ray’s team, the people who make it happen for you.

Maria Koleda has over twenty-five years of experience in expertly handling commercial as well as local and state government accounts. She is Philly Cold’s Vice President for Administration.


Teresa Wloczynska has handled our customer service since the Spring of 1999. If you find anyone nicer, let us know!

Robert Scanlon, Philly Cold’s logistical superintendent, started work for the company in August, 1983 and has not stopped since.