Americold, the world’s largest operator of public refrigerated warehouse space, has opened a new facility in Heyburn, Idaho, USA. The 160,000-square-foot temperature-controlled building, which will employ up to 35 people, has capacity for more than 17,000 pallets stored in 10,000 steel-racked and 7,000 bulk-storage positions.
The facility is conditioned to accommodate the local dairy and agricultural market. The fully secured building, with 10 truck and seven rail dock doors, has the ability to maintain temperatures ranging from -5°F to +50°F. A full array of services, including cross-docking, labeling and ticketing, product tempering, and full-truckload and less-than truckload consolidation is available.
“Our customers have told us – and research has shown – that the Magic Valley region is poised for exponential growth potential in the dairy and agriculture industries, and the demand for temperature-controlled, secure storage is rapidly increasing,” said Fred Boehler, president and chief operating officer of Americold. “We’re very pleased to open this facility to accommodate current needs and future demand. Its close proximity to the Union Pacific rail line and I-84 provides customers greater transportation alternatives to suit their distribution models.”
The Heyburn facility is the company’s third refrigerated warehouse in Idaho, complementing operations in Burley and Nampa locations.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates more than 175 temperature-controlled warehouses, offering approximately one billion cubic feet of storage space in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. Its facilities are strategically positioned to connect food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers. The company serves more than 3,000 customers and has approximately 12,000 employees worldwide.