COLD SUPPLY CHAIN BRIEFS

Columbus (Ohio) Business First reported that Minneapolis retailerTarget Corp.received an eight-year, 60-percent tax credit from Ohio to build a planned $100 million packaged foods distribution center in West Jefferson, Ohio. The site would service 370 stores in Ohio and surrounding states, the publication reported.


Columbus (Ohio) Business First also reported that foodservice distributorMeadowbrook Meat Company Inc., Rocky Mount, N.C., plans to build a 125,000-square-foot distribution center in Obetz, Ohio


The nation's largest public refrigerated warehousing and logistics providerAmericold, Atlanta, said it hiredHamid Arabzadehas executive vice president and chief compliance officer. Arabzadeh most recently was  the principal of HRA Environmental Consultants in Irvine, Calif.  Prior to HRA,  he was director of global industrial hygiene for UNOCAL Corp. Americold owns and operates 182 temperature-controlled warehouses, with over 1.1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. 

In other news, Americold said it changed the company's Web address to www.americold.com.