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Welcome to The Santemp Company (also known as Inspection House 425, or I-425), Located in Detroit's Historic Eastern Market. For over 200 years, from the early days of horse-drawn carts to today's semi-trailer trucks, Eastern Market has served Midwest farmers as a major resale site to wholesalers, retailers, and the general public. Originally located on the banks of the Detroit River at the foot of Woodward Avenue, Eastern Market moved inland to Cadillac Square in 1841, then relocated to its current site in 1891.

It was in 1864 that the cornerstone was laid at Orleans and Adelaide by the Martz Brewing Company. The building was built as a brewery and remained a brewery for 90 years. It was converted into a public freezer by Arctic Cold Storage, then renamed Standard Cold Storage in 1962. Tim Sullivan purchased the building in 1979 and renamed it Metro Cold Storage.

The Santemp Company began operations in 1987 as the Federal Food Corporation, a stand-alone USDA import inspection station, with offices on Orleans. In 1995, Santemp moved into a newer building directly next to Metro Cold Storage, providing a better service opportunity for their customers. Santemp continued to expand building and inspection room and two docks, as well as purchasing Eastern Cold Storage in 2005.
Santemp Company | 1532 Adelaide | PO Box 7189 | Detroit, MI 48207
Mission Statement
Total Customer Satisfaction
Serving Our Customers Worldwide
2016 Holiday Hours

Export 6am - 9am
Import 7am - 11am

Christmas Eve
Both export and import
closing at 12pm (noon)

Christmas Day

Boxing Day
Saturday, Dec 26

Sunday, Dec 27
Normal Hours

New Year's Eve
Both export and import
closing at 12pm (noon)

New Year's Day

Saturday, Jan 2
Normal Hours
Hours of Operation
Regular Hours
Monday - Friday
 7:00am - 3:30pm
7:00am - 9:00am
7:00am - 11:00am
*Metro Cold Storage By Appointment
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