Nor-Am Cold Storage, a public refrigerated warehouse company with operations across the Midwestern United States, celebrated the opening of a state-of-the-art 148,000-square-foot facility in Dodge City, Kansas, on October 21. In attendance for the ribbon cutting ceremony was Governor Laura Kelly.
“Nor-Am is an outstanding, family-oriented company, and its cold storage capabilities are a critical component in the safe distribution of the high quality food products Kansas is known for,” stated Kelly. “Between its two locations, the company will play an essential role in our state’s efforts to keep food on the plates of families in Kansas and nationwide.”
The new freezing, storage and processing facility, built by Tippmann Innovation (Ti), a nationally recognized leader in the construction of refrigerated warehouses, is the latest expansion of Nor-Am’s business. It is equipped with ultra efficient freezing equipment, high density racking, semi-automated pallet shuttle technology with nearly 17,000 pallet positions, and a 50,000-square-foot processing area.
“We believe this new facility not only enhances our existing food supply chain infrastructure, but also has a direct positive impact on the local economy by adding approximately 90 essential jobs to the area,” said Scott Albers, president of Nor-Am Cold Storage.
In addition to providing USDA-inspected cold storage and dry storage service, the company offers blast freezing, case picking, kitting programs and export services, as well as Pro-Visions packaging.