Eskimo Cold Storage is proposing a 451,439 ft2 expansion on 42 acres in Gainesville, Ga., according to a local report. If approved, it would allow the company to expand capacity by approximately 50 percent.

The project would occur in two phases. The first phase would include a 185,536 ft2 freezer while the second phase would add a 265,903 ft2 freezer. Completion of the first phase would allow Eskimo Cold Storage to add 80 new employees.