Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), Chatham, N.J., announced plans to expand their newly-acquired Houston, Texas, warehouse facility. The result will be an Preferred Freezer Houston facilityadditional 100,000 square feet and an increase storage capacity to 27,000 pallet positions. The facility will also utilize LED lighting in support of the company’s sustainability initiatives.

Many new and existing Preferred Freezer Services customers are preparing for business expansion as a result of the widening of the Panama Canal in 2014.

“We are thrilled to grow with our customers in Houston at a location that is perfectly situated near the city and has easy access to the balance of the metropolitan area,” says Brian Beattie, executive vice president of sales.

Upon completion in May 2014, the Express Lane facility will be the company’s third cold storage center in the Houston area and the 35th facility worldwide.