Construction is underway on a 2.7 million-cubic-foot expansion of Henningsen Cold Storage's Portland, Ore., operation. Henningsen Portland expansion

Originally built in 2008, the pad-ready facility serves as a centrally located distribution center and manufacturing support facility for companies requiring refrigerated and frozen warehousing services in the Pacific Northwest. With quick on/off access to Interstates 84 and 205, the Portland operation is said to be the most conveniently located multi-temperature shipping and receiving point in the Portland metropolitan area for customers and carriers.

"We are simply staying ahead of the curve with our customer growth,” says Michael Henningsen, chairman and president of the Hillsboro, Ore.-based cold storage provider. “We built the first phase of the Portland facility with expansion in mind."

The new space will offer multiple rooms, with both refrigerated and frozen capabilities, and will add another 13,000 pallet positions to be in operation.

Upon completion in May 2014, the Portland operation will offer 7.9 million total cubic feet of space and more than 30,000 pallet positions to the market.