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WAREHOUSES — cold storage
This classification applies to the cold storage of items, including but not limited to meat, dairy products and live plants at temperatures below 45° Fahrenheit on a fee basis. This classification also applies to the cold storage and precooling of field packed or prepacked produce by employers that hold title to the stored or precooled produce, or by employers that store or precool produce on a contract basis.

Storage at controlled temperatures at or above 45° Fahrenheit shall be classified as 8291(2), Warehouses — climate controlled storage.

This classification does not apply to cold storage or precooling operations in connection with fruit or vegetable packing or handling by the same employer.

The packing and handling of fresh vegetables and tomatoes, including incidental storage or precooling shall be classified as 8209, Vegetables.

The packing and handling of fresh deciduous fruit, including incidental storage or precooling, shall be classified as 2107, Fruit — fresh fruit packing and handling.

The storage of merchandise without cooling or climate control shall be classified as 8292, Warehouses — general merchandise.

The operation of self-storage warehouses and facilities shall be classified as 8290, Warehouses — self-storage — all other employees.

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Prior Phraseology and Footnote:
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WAREHOUSES — cold storage1/1/2017
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