Lineage Logistics, a provider of temperature-controlled logistics, donated $5 million donation and launched its Share A Meal campaign to help provide 100 million meals to people in need in response to COVID-19.
A M King, an integrated design-build firm, started renovation of an existing shell building for Martin’s Distribution Inc., a Charlotte-based food distributor. The revamped facility will allow the company to capitalize on growing demand from its customers for fresh, quality products.
Trammell Crow Co. completed construction of the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s corporate headquarters and distribution facility in East Point, Ga. It includes 69,931 ft2 of cold storage and 186,157 ft2 of warehouse space.
ORCA Cold Chain Solutions, a subsidiary of ISOC Holdings Inc., reportedly opened the Philippines’ first fully automated cold storage facility in Bagumbayan, Taguig City. It has the capacity for 20,000 pallets.
Americold entered into a strategic joint venture to own approximately 15 percent of SuperFrio Armazéns Gerais SA, a temperature-controlled storage operator in Brazil, for approximately $28 million. The closing of this transaction is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2020.
According to a report, Michigan-based Vine Line Logistics opened a state-of-the art cold storage and distribution facility in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The 46,000 ft2 plant includes the latest temperature-controlled monitoring software and has the ability to store a range of products inside individual coolers.
Texas Frio Cold Storage is building a freezer storage facility in Houston, Texas. The 43,742 ft2 facility will provide temperature-controlled freezer storage space for local food-service and restaurant operations. Construction should be complete by mid-2020.
According to real-estate services and investment firm CBRE, up to 100 million ft2 of cold storage capacity will be needed to meet online grocery sales through 2022. A research report, however, says that the cost and complexity of cold storage construction could make meeting that demand difficult.
Kenyon Zero Storage purchased 21 acres from the Port of Pasco for approximately $1.1 million to expand its cold storage capacity at the Foster Wells Business Park in Pasco, Wash. The company plans to build a 202,000 ft2 facility, with construction to begin in the spring, which will complement its nearby 410,000 ft2 facility.
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