Americold has officially opened the new addition to its public refrigerated warehouse (PRW) in Clearfield, Utah. The expansion adds in excess of 9.5 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled space, bringing total capacity at the facility to nearly 21 million cubic feet.
Together with its neighboring Salt Lake City warehouse, Americold’s Clearfield footprint significantly extends the company’s market leadership in northern Utah to greater than 50% of total cold storage capacity.
“This is the first grand opening of the three US facilities for which we’ve broken ground this year,” said Fred Boehler, president and ceo of Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered Americold, which ranks as the largest operator of public refrigerated warehouses in the world. It has more than 160 facilities that collectively provide over 1 billion cubic feet of space in North America, Australia, New Zealand and Argentina, in addition to a joint venture in China.
The latest addition in Utah features innovative technologies that eliminate the need for a large engine room and on-site ammonia storage, but still offers customers adjustable temperature zones down to -20F along with refrigerated docks. Once fully operational, the warehouse will employ more than 120 people in full- and part-time positions.
The Clearfield facility is Americold’s gateway for distribution to the US West Coast. The operation is one of the company’s five designated national consolidation centers that form a coast-to-coast distribution network. Customers are able to deliver to any of Americold’s gateways, consolidate less-than-truckload volumes with other products for the same destinations, and benefit from scheduled deliveries to almost every foodservice provider and food retailer in the country.