RL Cold, a division of RealtyLink, LLC, recently broke ground on a 292,000-square-foot cold storage facility strategically located in Minneapolis to meet the demands of the area’s underserved market. 

Graycor Construction Company serves as the general contractor on the design-build project, with Ware Malcomb as the design partner.

The Lakeville, Minnesota site is 28 acres, located in the 205-acre Airlake Industrial Park, just 4 miles to Interstate 35 and 20 miles to Minneapolis.

“We are thrilled to begin this journey with the groundbreaking of our Lakeville project," said Josh Lewis, COO at RL Cold. "This facility will leverage the latest refrigeration technology to provide top-tier cold storage solutions that meet the evolving need of our customers. With a strategic location and expansion capabilities, it will enhance logistics efficiency and streamline supply chain operations for businesses across the region." 

“Graycor is excited about partnering with RL Cold on the Lakeville build which will meet the growing demand for cold storage solutions in the Minneapolis area,” said Tim Hanifin, Graycor Construction Company president. “Our team is committed to delivering a state-of-the-art facility that exceeds our client’s expectations in terms of quality, efficiency and reliability.”

The project features advanced refrigeration technology including a transcritical Co2 system to provide precision in temperature control, optimal storage conditions for perishable items and energy efficiency. The facility will offer 50-foot clear height, 70-foot-deep truck dock, up to 34,000 pallet positions, 98 employee parking spots, 61 truck spots and 38 truck dock doors. The project will be U.S. Green Building LEED Certified with potential to be higher based on customer needs.

The Lakeville site is slated to be completed in early 2025. 

About RL Cold
RL Cold is the leading developer in cold storage facilities across the United States.  Made up of industry experts, the RL Cold team partners with clients from beginning to end -- from land acquisition and design to engineering, permits, construction, operation, leasing, and more.  A client’s success means far more than just a paycheck for us – it means we’re doing what we do best – creating the best cold storage solutions in the industry and helping our customers thrive.  For more information, visit RLCold.com.

About Graycor Inc.
Graycor Inc. is a leader in managing building and interiors construction projects throughout North America. Graycor combines our local subcontractor and partner relationships with the company’s more than 100 years of national experience in the advanced facilities, cold storage, corporate, cultural/educational, energy transition, food processing, gas infrastructure, living and lodging, logistics and distribution, manufacturing, metals, retail/entertainment and shopping center markets. The combination maximizes Graycor’s capability to provide clients optimal service and product delivery.