Logistics Briefs: Seafreeze, Phoenix, Primus in the news
January 14, 2009
LOGISTICS BRIEFS: San Francisco private equity investor Bay Grove Capital LLC said it purchased Seafreeze Cold Storage, Seattle, for an undisclosed amount from Japan's Toyo Suisan Kaisha Ltd. Officials said Seafreeze is the largest public refrigerated warehouse in the Port of Seattle and one of the largest facilities in Puget Sound. The operation stores and distributes seafood, meat and bakery foods. Seafreeze General Manager Bill Bowman said Bay Grove's investment enables Seafreeze to implement "a new long-term investment program" and renew its core business strategies. . . . Multi-temp public refrigerated warehouse operator Phoenix Industries LLC, Winter Haven, Fla., said it will move its north Miami (Fla.) terminal to a newly acquired 80,000-square-foot freezer and cooler operation nearby. With the move, Phoenix, a subsidiary of Atlanticblue, will operate more than 400,000 square feet of multi-temp space in southern and central Florida. . . . Primus Builders Inc., Woodstock, Ga., said Tony Pitrone joined the company as vice president of business development.