United States Cold Storage (USCS) has broken ground for the Phase 2 addition at its public refrigerated warehouse in Lebanon, Indiana. The facility, which opened in 2009 with 6.5 million cubic feet of freezer and refrigerated storage space and 24,300 pallet positions, will be expanded by 5.1 million cubic feet with 16,000 more pallet positions and 10 additional shipping dock doors.
The coldstore handles a wide range of frozen and refrigerated products held at temperatures as low as -20°F. A portion of the addition is to be served by an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS), which will be USCS’s second warehouse integrating both a conventional and automated design.
“Our customer base in Lebanon has seen significant growth during the last two years. In addition, state and local economic development groups have targeted the food industry as a growth sector and want to expand it in central Indiana,” said Adam Ashley, general manager. “This expansion will help USCS meeting the growing demand.”
“Our Lebanon facility now participates in USCS’s Midwest ColdShare Program, a multi-vendor transportation consolidation program that gives existing and new customers the ability to service 48 states,” added David Butterfield, the company’s regional vice president in the Midwest. “This has provided more growth opportunities for USCS Lebanon as an industry leader in warehousing and a logistics provider.”
Headquartered in Voorhees, New Jersey, United States Cold Storage maintains more than 278 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution space at 38 facilities in 13 states spanning the USA from California to Pennsylvania. The John Swire & Sons subsidiary company ranks as the third largest public refrigerated warehouse operator in North America.