Northwest Indiana media say port logistics and maritime services providerICS Logistics, Jacksonville, Fla., is considering LaPorte, Ind., as the possible location for a new $50 million, 500,000-square-foot refrigerated and frozen warehouse.
Media first noted the project in mid-September. Earlier this month,Indiana Economic Digestsaid LaPorte County commissioners approved an economic development plan for the project and a "resolution of understanding." The memorandum of understanding outlines the responsibilities of each of the parties in the project and agrees them to work together on a development agreement.
Officials said the facility would employ as many as 135 people. The site also involves an intermodal connection with rail provider CSX Transportation.
ICS operates marine-based storage terminals and stevedoring services in Florida, Alabama, Louisiana.
Project officials said ICS hopes to bring produce and frozen food in by rail and then transfer it to semi-trailers for Midwest distribution.