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United States Cold Storage Completes Lake City, Fla., Warehouse Expansion

December 4, 2013

There’s an added chill in the air in North Central Florida. That’s because United States Cold Storage (USCS), Vorhees, N.J., completed a 3.2 million-cubic-foot USCS Lake City Fl whseexpansion at its Lake City, Fla., warehouse, located between Jacksonville and Tallahassee.

Officials say a Phase 2 addition—completed in mid-2013—includes a new racked storage room (with convertible refrigerated temperature controls) as well as a large freezer with two smaller blast freezing rooms. Each zone can hold 24 pallets of product. Blast freezers can generate temperatures of -50°F with forced air circulation to quickly cool bulk loads of meat, poultry, bakery foods or other items.

“Since opening the doors at our Lake City distribution center, we have built a strong, multi-vendor less-than-truckload (LTL) consolidation program for deliveries throughout the Southeast,” says George Cruz, vice president and area manager, Southern region. “As a result of our success, we reached capacity at our distribution center and built this addition to continue servicing our customers’ growing demands in the area.”

“Situated at the crossroads of I-70 and I-10 (major north-south and east-west highways), this location is ideal to support supply chain distribution in our industry,” Cruz adds. “Coupled with that, our new blast freezers were in immediate high demand from local production facilities, and these freezers have been operating at capacity since day one.”

USCS built its Lake City operation in 2009. Located between Atlanta and Ft. Lauderdale, this warehouse helps food manufacturers position inventories for delivery throughout the South. Designed for high-volume distribution, the newly expanded 8.4 million-cubic-foot location offers more than 31,000 racked, variable height pallet spaces for storage at temperatures from -20°F to +55°F. It has 33 truck doors, two rail car doors and an enclosed 60-foot-wide refrigerated shipping/receiving dock. It also offers transport shuttle services and custom distribution programs/logistics services.

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