WCS Logistics, a Winchester Cold Storage Company, is expanding its business with the opening of a new 83,000-square-foot cold storage facility. The facility will be conveniently positioned near the Interstate-81 corridor and the Virginia Inland Port.

The development will offer customers flexible temperature-controlled solutions and is expected to bring 15-20 new jobs to the region. This will be the third-party logistics and warehousing service provider’s fifth facility, adding to its portfolio of more than 900,000 square feet of space servicing the East Coast. 

“WCS Logistics is proud to announce this investment in our newest facility,” said Peter Yates, chief operating officer of WCS Logistics. “This is our second expansion in the cold storage market in the last five years, and we are excited to be able to better serve our existing customers and to offer our services to others we have not had the capacity to assist with their third-party logistics needs.”

The state-of-the-art facility will include 68,750 square feet of freezer space with 43-foot clear height, allowing for over 13,000 pallet positions. Additional facility features include an 8,750-square-foot cold dock, 12 dock positions, insulated metal panel (IMP) construction, and a CO2 cascade refrigeration system.  

ARCO National Construction, a nationwide leader in construction of cold storage facilities, is providing design-build services for the project. 

“ARCO is grateful to have the opportunity to partner with WCS Logistics on this project and the expansion of their business,” said Brian Westre, ARCO vice president and operating partner. “The facility is truly state-of-the-art and will bring much-needed temperature-controlled space to the local market. We are proud to provide design-build services for the project and look forward to its successful completion.”  

The project is located at 188 Brooke Road, Winchester, Virginia 22603. A groundbreaking ceremony is set to take place in March. 

About WCS Logistics
Winchester Cold Storage / WCS Logistics has been serving the East Coast with third-party logistics and warehousing services since 1917. WCS Logistics prides itself on customer service and knowledge of our customers’ needs, products, and services. WCS Logistics offers a wide range of storage options, including, freezer, cooler, controlled atmosphere, tempering, climate control, dry storage, office space, lease, and build-to-suit. WCS Logistics has four locations with over 900,000 square feet of space, all conveniently positioned near the I-81 corridor. WCS Logistics continuously looks for new ways to refine processes, develop and implement innovative technology, and anticipate the demands of tomorrow. We have developed an approach based on superior service and respect for each customer. This way of doing business is found throughout the organization, from the management ranks through the dedicated team of warehouse professionals.  

About ARCO National Construction
With over 30 years of experience, ARCO National Construction has grown to become a leader in the design-build industry with offices in 42 major markets and over 1,700 associates nationwide. As the 3rd largest design-build general contractor in the United States, ARCO National Construction offers the strength and presence of a national builder with the personalized attention of a small company. ARCO provides clients with complete, turnkey project delivery from site selection to building turnover. ARCO’s professional, qualified team of engineers, project managers, superintendents, and architects is capable of designing and building the most demanding projects anywhere in the country.