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PHT Growth Fund LP

PHT Growth Fund LP will acquire, lease and finance specialized pre-cooling equipment for post-harvest fresh produce. Equipment lease agreements are in place for vacuum tubes, ice injectors, hydro coolers and many other Pre-Cooling assets, which will create immediate cash flow for investors.

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PHT Growth Fund LP

PHT Growth Fund LP will acquire, lease and finance specialized pre-cooling equipment for post-harvest fresh produce. Equipment lease agreements are in place for vacuum tubes, ice injectors, hydro coolers and many other Pre-Cooling assets, which will create immediate cash flow for investors.

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Consumer demand for fresh fruits and vegetables continues to increase due to population growth and improved nutrition education. The challenge for American growers and shippers is to extend the shelf-life of their crops to help meet that demand.

Pre-Cooling is a critical first step in the harvesting process. By using efficient and economical pre-cooling equipment, the heat is quickly removed from fresh-picked fruits and vegetables, preventing the growth of microbes that hasten the process of decay and improving the quality of the produce from field to table.

As additional pre-cooling equipment is acquired, PHT Growth Fund LP will continue to market to grower shippers and Pre-Cooling and cold storage facilities in the three primary fresh produce markets in the US-Salinas Valley, CA; Imperial Valley, CA; and Yuma County, AZ-as well as other regions nationwide, to secure long-term equipment leases.

The pandemic triggered an explosion of online grocery shopping as consumers across the nation remained in their homes and eschewed grocery stores, supermarkets and produce stands. To handle the speed and volume of orders, growers increasingly look to technologies like pre-cooling and cold storage to extend the shelf life of their crops and meet the new demand.

Jim White, CEO & Founder, PHT Investment Group, LLC

With the debut of Amazon Fresh, both institutional investment and private equity investment in the U.S. industrial cold storage industry skyrocketed. Projections indicate that the American cold storage warehouse industry will need to add 100 million square feet of space over the coming five years to keep pace with the projected growth of online grocery sales. This equates to a 47% increase in existing precooling services and cold storage warehousing capabilities.

Jim White, CEO & Founder, PHT Investment Group, LLC

It is important to note that in the United States, the demand for precooling and cold storage services currently exceeds the supply.

Jim White, CEO & Founder, PHT Investment Group, LLC
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Pre-Cooling Equipment

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Pre-Cooling is an essential step in the process of delivering fresh vegetables and produce from seed to table. It refers to the rapid removal of field heat shortly after the harvest of a crop.

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Field heat should be removed as fast as possible Post-Harvest, since for most produce, every one-hour delay at field conditions of 35°C (95°F) will lead to a loss in shelf-life of one day – even at optimal storage conditions.

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This critical step extends the shelf life of fresh produce, expands the markets, and significantly reduces food waste and spoilage.

PHT Growth Fund LP will focus on the acquisition, leasing and financing of the below catalogue of Pre-Cooling Equipment:

Mobile Ice Generator (IG-180)

SPECIFICATIONS

Mobile Ice Generators are self-contained engine rooms, and only require water, power, and to be charged with ammonia to operate. A separate refrigeration system is not needed to operate this product. It connects to a facility or an ice storage and ice injection system.

• From 35 up to 200 tons of ice generated per day
• Efficient and reliable
• Self-contained units reduce installation costs
• Industrial quality construction
• Corrosion resistant construction
• Variable ice thickness to suit different applications
• Reliable PLC controls automate the generator, reducing downtime

35 Ton Ice Storage (IS 35 T-D)

Specifications

Ice Storage Units are built to be versatile, efficient, and easily transportable on a Lowboy trailer. These units have a capacity of 35 tons of flake ice. The Ice Storage Unit is fully PLC controlled with a capable wireless network interface and a Stainless-Steel inner lining.

Vacuum Tube/Hydro (VT-12)

SPECIFICATIONS

Vacuum Tubes are used in the vacuum cooling process to combine
vacuum pumps with a refrigeration system and expose the vegetable
to a lower boiling point of the water within and on the vegetable. This
causes the water to cool, thereby pre-cooling lettuces and other
vegetables.

• Extends shelf life by pre-cooling vegetables faster than any other
method
• Quick and efficient pre-cooling periods of 15 to 45 minutes are
achieved depending on the type of product, amount of heat
removed and other factors
• Especially effective for leafy vegetables. For certain vegetables,
water can be introduced during the pre-cooling process to
enhance hydration

Ice Injector (II-48-H)

Specifications

Ice injectors reclaim chilled water that saves cost and improves efficiency. The ice injector with auto push off can directly feed into an opening of a facility, adding to cooling efficiency, and does not break the cold chain. The ice injector with auto infeed allows for very high capacity (20,000+ cartons per day cooled with ease) and also reduces labor by allowing the loaders to constantly feed and unload, without having to wait for the icing to finish its cycle.
These high-volume ice injectors are radio controlled, fully automatic, and can ice an entire pallet in about 90 seconds.

Hydrocooler–12 Pallet (HC-12)

SPECIFICATIONS

Hydrocooling is a method of pre-cooling that involves chilling water and then showering or submerging the product in cold water.
A hydrocooler is a pre-cooling system that extends shelf life by providing a fast, reliable and efficient means of cooling many water tolerant fruits and vegetables.

• Cools produce up to 15 times faster than air
• Allows for greater harvesting and marketing flexibility
• Easily handles large amounts of produce (although hydrocoolers can also be designed for smaller quantities of produce)
• Hydrates some products, reducing moisture loss
• Rinses while it cools
• Flexible means of cooling vegetables and fruits packed in bins, bulk, or palletized

Mobile Engine Room (HC-150)

Specifications

This self-contained mobile engine room provides refrigeration and cooling capacity. This product is customized to fit mobile, seasonal, and emergency engine room needs. The mobile engine room provides flexibility for companies with multiple facility locations and cooling applications.

Bin Washer (BW-4 Series II)

SPECIFICATIONS

• Robust and portable bin washing system
• 1 -2 employee/forklift operation
• Capacity to clean 3 -4 bins per minute or 180 –240 per hour (depending on operation)
• Incredibly efficient and eco-friendly features
• Designed to save time, water and labor
• Dramatically increases productivity by 100%
• Large cost savings and ROI

Tote Washer (TW-15)

Specifications

• Robust and portable tote washing system
• 1 -2 employee/forklift operation
• Capacity to clean 3 -4 totes per minute or 180 –240 per hour (depending on operation)
• Incredibly efficient and eco-friendly features
• Designed to save time, water and labor
• Dramatically increases productivity by 100%
• Large cost savings and ROI

How Do We

Generate Revenue?

  • PHT Growth Fund LP will enter into long-term leases (5 – 10 yrs.) for pre-cooling equipment sales, leasing and financing.
  • Revenue will be based on lease incomes and maintenance service agreements.
  • Once an asset’s lease has ended, that asset will become part of a pre-used sales fleet.
  • New equipment will replace the equipment previously leased in order to maintain a new and technologically advanced fleet.