Vertical Cold Storage, a developer and operator of temperature-controlled distribution centers, acquired Liberty Cold Storage from West Liberty Foods.

Liberty Cold Storage opened its nearly 300,000 ft2 warehouse near Chicago in Bolingbrook, Ill., in 2016 to service both the nearby West Liberty Foods processing facility and other regional customers. The building features 36,000 pallet positions, 265 blast freezer positions and a 63’ refrigerated dock. The operation houses a high-pressure pasteurization machine for food quality/safety and shelf life extension. There are also large rooms for USDA-inspected market preparation, code dating and labeling, and other processing activities. West Liberty Foods, a meat processing company owned by the Iowa Turkey Growers Cooperative, will remain a major customer of the distribution center.

Vertical Cold Storage, founded in 2020, is establishing a network of cold-storage facilities around the United States.