COPPELL, Texas -- Minyard Food Stores here will use ammonia as a coolant for its distribution center's perishables area when it completes a conversion from chlorine-based refrigerants. The switch to ammonia, which will be used to cool 208,000 square feet of space, will be complete by February, said Prudencio Pineda, senior vice president of distribution and warehousing for Minyard Food Stores. Minyard, which expanded its perishables area by 123,000 square feet of space three years ago, is ...

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