It's a new business with a new name -- that's already growing. Located just southwest of Chicago, newly founded Bolingbrook Cold Storage (BCS) serves Chicago and Midwest regional markets, officials say.

BCS is a family owned, private business led by Dominick Stramaglia, owner, president and CEO. Stramaglia led BCS purchase of M and E Cold Storage and the building, which once belonged to Elgin Dairy Foods.

National Account Executive Diane Stewart tells Refrigerated & Frozen Foods that not only has BCS invested in renovations to the 2004 building but the site also is under expansion.

Stewart says BCS leases space to a large food company and already handles goods from 20 more different processors. Already 75 percent occupied, BCS has a 52,128-sq-ft. addition underway (scheduled for September 2011 completion) to give the site a total capacity of 153,216 square feet with 14 truck doors and enclosed, refrigerated docks. The operation is fully racked with a load potential of 18,000 pallet positions.

In addition to multi-temp refrigerated and frozen storage, BCS offers:
- case selection
- cross docking
- custom order assembly
- inbound and outbound freight management
- electronic data interchange
- custom inventory reporting
- RF bar code scanning
- fully alarmed burglar / fire systems and Quell sprinkler system fire protection
- on-site truck parking with route truck plug-in stations
- extended hours as well as Saturday hours

Vice President Andy Burns adds that BCS is constructing a business-to-business Web site.

"In a rapidly changing environment, Bolingbrook Cold Storage strives to be the premier provider in the warehousing and logistics industry," says Burns. "We will achieve this goal by providing rapid and effective service to our customers.”