Americold Realty Trust (Americold), a global leader in temperature-controlled logistics, real estate, and value-added services, recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the latest expansion of its Russellville facility. State and local leaders, along with company executives, gathered in Russellville to celebrate the expansion’s ribbon cutting.

“We’re excited to expand our presence in Arkansas,” said George Chappelle, CEO at 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, Americold 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.

As part of Americold’s commitment to give back to the local communities it serves, Americold and Feed the Children will come together to support more than 300 Russellville families. Each participating family will receive a 25-pound box of food and a 15-pound box of personal-care essential items, immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold is the world’s largest publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition, and development of temperature-controlled warehouses. The company operates 245 facilities across the globe with 11 facilities in Arkansas.


About Americold Realty Trust, Inc.
Americold is a global leader in temperature-controlled logistics real estate and value-added services. Focused on the ownership, operation, acquisition and development of temperature-controlled warehouses, Americold owns and/or operates 245 temperature-controlled warehouses, with approximately 1.5 billion refrigerated cubic feet of storage, in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and South America. Americold’s facilities are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors and retailers to consumers.