Warehousing & Logistics

Ribbon Cutting Celebrates Americold Cold Storage Expansion in Arkansas

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Americold Realty Trust, a global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the latest expansion of its Russellville, Arkansas, USA facility on March 26.

“We’re excited to expand our presence in Arkansas,” said George Chappelle, chief executive officer at Atlanta, Georgia, USA-headquartered Americold. “This facility was built with state-of-the-art automation to support production and the supply chain for one of North America’s leading branded food companies. We continue to innovate to provide best-in-class service for our customers as we help them feed the world.”

Americold has invested $90 million and created 30 new jobs to expand its operations in Russellville. As part of the expansion, it constructed this new highly automated 131,000-square-foot cold storage and distribution facility at its existing Russellville location, adding 42,000 pallet positions and 13 million cubic feet to the facility.

“It was an honor to join the Americold team to open their newest expansion in Russellville. Low taxes, a friendly business environment, and my administration’s focus on education and workforce give Arkansas a competitive edge. I’m glad companies like Americold see our advantage and are doubling down on the Natural State,” said Governor Sarah Sanders.

“Americold is a leader in the temperature-controlled warehousing sector, and we welcome the company’s growth in Arkansas,” said Clint O’Neal, executive director of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission. “This ribbon cutting represents the company’s ongoing investment in Arkansas and highlights our state’s strength in the food and beverage industries, as well as our geographic importance in the distribution and logistics of the cold storage supply chain.”

“Americold’s ribbon cutting is another example of tremendous growth in Russellville, said Dr. Megan Selman, president and chief executive officer of the Russellville Area Chamber of Commerce. “Americold is a global company who adds value to our local economy and is an excellent community partner. This expansion highlights their commitment to investing in Russellville and creating quality careers for the people in our regional community.”