Warehousing & Logistics

CJ Logistics America to Open State of Art Cold Storage Facility in Georgia

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CJ Logistics America has announced plans to open a new cold storage warehouse in Gainesville, Georgia. The development project is being led by RL Cold, a specialist in the refrigerated warehouse construction sector. The 270,000-square-foot building will feature Alta Expert Refrigeration Systems and QFM blast freezing technology.

“Our customers have come to expect a seamless experience at every step of the supply chain,” said CJ Logistics America CEO Kevin Coleman. “This new warehouse, coupled with our integrated transportation solutions, will significantly expand our cold storage presence in the southeastern United States so we can offer the companies we work with a reliable logistics center in the heart of the nation’s protein production region.”

The new cold storage facility is located in the Atlanta market and centered in the poultry production capital of the world, with direct access to major highways and railways, including I-985, I-85 and the Norfolk Southern railway system. It is also adjacent to the future Northeast Georgia Inland Port, providing a direct link to the Port of Savannah.

The building offers CJ Logistics’ customers a blast freezing system that brings products to desired temperatures in 24 hours or less and features three separate storage rooms for different product needs including finished goods, bakery items and proteins. Additional features include 30,000 racked pallet positions and a USDA office and inspection room on-site.

“We at RL Cold are incredibly excited about this strategic partnership with CJ Logistics, which has proven itself to be a leader in the logistics industry and will, without a doubt, continue to provide world-class solutions for its clients. We look forward to partnering with CJ Logistics in growing its cold platform in Georgia and beyond,” said Josh Lewis, chief operating officer of the Atlanta-headquartered company.

CJ Logistics is a core unit of the CJ Group, a global conglomerate headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. In addition to the logistics, food and retails sectors, it is active in biotechnology, entertainment and media businesses in more than 40 countries.