According to a report, cold storage firm Frozen Assets LLC signed a lease for 124,406 ft2 of space in Chicago. This will be the company’s second cold storage facility in the Chicago area. The company is also leasing freezer space available at the site.
A local report says that Chill Build Jacksonville LLC will construct a 222,834 ft2 cold storage facility for Preferred Freezer Services on 13 acres in northwest Jacksonville. The $43.5 million investment is expected to create at least 40 jobs.
Emergent Cold signed an agreement under which it will acquire Melbourne, Australia-based Oxford Cold Storage. This acquisition complements the broader Emergent Cold strategy of creating a global network of cold chain businesses, says the company.
Netherlands-based NewCold opened a 180,000 ft2 cold storage facility in Burley, Idaho. The company’s second facility in the United States is utilizing advanced conveyance and stacking technology to load and store frozen food pallets.
Dollar General opened a cold storage facility in Schuylkill County, Pa., that is expected to create 100 full-time jobs over the next three years. The project is part of the company’s initiative toward a strategic shift to the self-distribution of perishable goods sold in its stores.
A 38,000 ft2 cold storage facility is expected to open on 5 acres in Vineland, N.J., in spring 2020. Kres Cold Storage says the plant will help meet high demand for cold storage in the Philadelphia area. The company hopes the project will create “many” jobs.
Designed for food processing and temperature-controlled storage applications, an air-cooled, low charge ammonia freezer is charged with as little as 0.52 kg/kW of natural refrigerant ammonia. Azanefreezer 2.0 reduces refrigerant charge by up to 96 percent compared to traditional ammonia systems and avoids the need for complex valve stations within the cold storage or food production facility.
Americold acquired privately held Lanier Cold Storage for $82 million. Lanier Cold Storage consists of two temperature-controlled storage facilities, which total over 14 million ft3 and approximately 51,000 pallet positions, in Gainesville and Lula, Ga.
Stellar is designing and building a new facility for Fairlife LLC, a producer of nutritious milk beverages. The 300,000 ft2 production and distribution facility in Goodyear, Ariz., will incorporate advanced manufacturing technologies and energy-saving equipment to reduce power consumption.