Nor-Am Cold Storage purchased the former Affiliated Foods distribution center in Elwood, Kan., in an effort to meet demand from current customers. The new facility will allow Nor-Am to hire approximately 50 new employees in the first 12 months of operation.

The 478,000 ft2 building will need around $2-3 million in upgrades and renovation to get it ready for production. The company plans to have product in the facility by the end of December.

Nor-Am Cold Storage is a full service, public refrigerated warehouse that provides complete temperature-controlled storage, processing, boxing, tempering and export services to the food and food service industry.