As reported by Process Cooling in February 2017, NewCold is building one of the largest cold storage facilities in the country. Now, according to a local report, the 25 million ft3 warehouse is set to open in Tacoma, Wash., with full operations expected by the end of the year.
The multi-customer coldstore will enable food producers, including Trident Seafoods, to optimize their cold-chain management with increased agility and responsiveness. The 140’ tall facility will utilize automated storage and retrieval systems (ASRS) to automatically move and store products in the dark high-bay warehouse. Equipment and operators will be directed by advanced software systems. Food will be stored at -5°F (-20.5°C) in a low oxygen environment to prevent fires.