Adams Cold Storage, LLC

701 McKean St. P.O. Box 247
Auburndale, FL 33823 Auburndale, FL 33823
(p): 863.967.3800
(f): 863.967.3881

Meet Our Management Team


Ben R. Adams Jr.

Ben Adams - Adams Cold Storage President & Owner President & Owner.  25 years experience as CPA for Price Waterhouse and a partner in a local/regional public accounting firm where he also managed Financial Services and Technology Development subsidiaries.  Following his departure from public accounting, he served as CFO for a 3PL company and its parent company - a major land management firm in Central Florida.  Graduated Emory University (BBA), and University of Florida (Masters of Accountancy).  Ben has been directly involved in food processing, warehousing, and distribution for more than two decades.  Ben has served in many community service positions as director, chair, and advisor.

Bruce Bachman

Bruce Bachman - Adams Cold Storage Executive Vice President Executive Vice President. More than 4 decades' experience in Supply Chain Management as GM and President of a 3PL which specialized in Warehousing & Distribution for local, state, national and international accounts.  Graduate, US Naval Academy (BS). Bruce remains extremely active in local and state community service efforts, also serving in leadership capacities. He has been directly involved in managing more than 400,000 square feet of integrated facilities and distribution.

Barry Costello

Barry Costello - Adams Cold Storage Operations Manager Operations Manager. 25 years experience in hotel, restaurant and land development and design/build for Target, Marriott, Holiday Inn and Hilton chains. With a high emphasis on Sales and Customer Service, Barry has received awards in both Customer Service and Economic development including several Arizona Main Street Awards. As a General Contractor, he has been instrumental in facility innovations and expansion efforts at ACS.

Shelley Nelson

Shelley Nelson - Adams Cold Storage Client Services Manager Client Services Manager. More than 3 decades' experience in 3PL and medical services client services leadership. Shelley has been formally recognized by customers, auditors and food managers alike. Her extensive, successful experience in dealing with national and international importers/exporters, processors, and grocers will serve you well. Shelley has direct experience in sourcing and implementation of enterprise level WMS software and RFID.

Tom Neilan

Tom Neilan - Adams Cold Storage Warehouse Manager Warehouse Manager. More than 3 decades' experience in warehousing, distribution scheduling and dispatch. Tom brings an extensive background in Food Safety/Food Defense applications, third party audits, and successful inspection results from regulatory agencies (FDA, USDA, FDACS, etc).

Susan Duprey

Susan Duprey - Adams Cold Storage Client Service Representative & WMS Coordinator Client Service Supervisor.  More than 3 decades' experience in CSR leadership functions - half of which were directly related to all 3PL functions.  Susan has extensive knowledge and experience in the implementation of enterprise level WMS with RFID capabilities.  Susan graduated from University of Vermont (BA in History).

Tammi Paye

Staff Accountant/CSR. 17 years experience working at a local/regional public accounting firm. Tammi has extensive knowledge in accounts receivable, payroll, billing and collection, health and commercial insurance, internal auditing, and HR functions. Tammi is a lifelong resident of Polk County and very active in church and community efforts.

Alicia Ashley

CSR/Scheduling Coordinator. More than 2 decades' experience as a Customer Service Representative, within diverse businesses of electrical contracting, banking, and 3PL companies. Alicia is also HACCP and Food Safety Manager certified.

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Non-discrimination Statement. In accordance with Federal law and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), this company prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or if all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities)


To file a complaint of discrimination, call (866)632-9992 to request a form; or, find on-line at You may also write to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 (Fax to 202-690-7442). Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have speech disabilities can contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service (800)877-8339, or (800)845-6136 (in Spanish).


Adams Cold Storage, LLC (ACS), is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


We are regsitered with the FDA as a Food Facility


ACS is compliant with C-TPAT requirements for Importers/Exporters

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