Logistics Briefs: Preferred Freezer, Congebec, WinCo in the news
Global logistics services provider Preferred Freezer Services will move its corporate offices from Newark, N.J., to Elizabeth, N.J., "for growth and greater opportunities to service both international and North American business," officials said. Preferred noted that sales, marketing and corporate information technology departments remain in Newark.
Congebec Logistic Inc., Quebec City, Quebec, said it plans to build its eighth public refrigerated warehouse near the Port of Halifax (Nova Scotia), in time for the 2011 fishing season. Officials say the operation will have a 16,000-pallet capacity and be Canada's first warehouse with a CO2 cascade refrigeration system.
Western retailer WinCo Foods LLC, Boise, Idaho, plans to build a 2 million-square-foot multi-temp distribution center in Beaumont, Calif., according to a report in The (Riverside, Calif.) Press-Enterprise. WinCo spokesman Mike Read told Supermarket News (SN) that the operation would support WinCo's Southern California operations and that it "would also give us the ability to move into other areas."
Read told SN that WinCo acquired the Beaumont property but has not yet determined when it will need to build the facility, since it currently operates only 12 stores in Southern California and fills their needs from a distribution center in Modesto, in northern California.