Americold Realty Trust opened a 181,000 ft2 cold-storage facility in Dunkirk, N.Y. The LEED-certified plant includes 25,000 pallet positions to support the needs of the western New York region.

The facility, Americold’s first in western New York, will employ more than 60 full and part-time associates. The company and Feed the Children distributed 25 lb boxes of food and 15 lb boxes of essential items to more than 300 Dunkirk families immediately following the grand opening ceremony.