United States Cold Storage Opens Florida Facility


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 18, 2008

United States Cold Storage on Monday opened a 5.2-million-cubic-foot temperature-controlled warehouse in Lake City, Fla.

The facility will serve several metropolitan areas in the Southeast, including Atlanta and Macon, Ga., Birmingham and Mobile, Ala., and Tallahassee, Orlando and Jacksonville, Fla.

The facility is designed for high-volume distribution, including 18,000 variable-height racked pallet positions at temperatures ranging from minus-20 degrees F to 55 degrees F. Service features include a warehouse management system with radio frequency bar code scanning and a service that provides 24/7 online access to real-time account data.

"Our full-service operation in Lake City provides a strategically attractive option for food manufacturers, retailers and distributors who want to position themselves for effective distribution throughout the southeastern states," said Greg Minnich, general manager of the operation, in a press release. "U.S. Cold provides a state-of-the art facility, proprietary information systems and a team committed to meet the customers' needs, making this an ideal location to serve the region."

United States Cold Storage, based in Voorhees, N.J., by 2008 will offer more than 155 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehouse and handling space in 32 facilities nationwide.

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