A design/build firm with extensive experience building cold storage facilities Stellar has applied that knowledge to identify six factors currently affecting the cold storage construction industry.

First on the list was an increase in regional distribution centers. Online shopping has allowed smaller brands to offer their products to new and wider markets. This has led to a growth in redistribution services, which repalletize and redirect products so they can be delivered to customers in a range of geographical markets more quickly.

Also included on Stellar’s list are the potential tariffs on steel, the threat of which would have a major impact on design builders and cold storage construction overall.

Click here to read the remaining trends affecting the industry.