Gonnella Baking Co. opened a new cold storage and distribution center at 2361 Palmer Drive in Schaumburg, Ill. The facility will serve as the Chicagoland pick-up Gonnella distribution centerpoint for Gonnella’s baked frozen line of products, which are delivered nationwide.

“Sales have been steadily increasing in our baked frozen division, making now the opportune time for Gonnella to move its storage and distribution operations,” says David Gonnella, national sales manager. “It’s the first step in consolidating various supply [chain] and handling activities to achieve greater efficiency.”

The 34,000-square-foot building sits on a 3.78-acre site just 2.5 miles from Gonnella’s Schaumburg bakery and headquarters. Minutes from the Interstate 290/Rt. 53 and Interstate 90, the strategic interchange provides convenient access to the nation’s interstate system to streamline the flow of products.

For easy transport, the warehouse has seven exterior docks, one drive-in dock and 18 truck parking spaces with plug-ins. The temperature-controlled facility also has 1,800 square feet of refrigerated dock area and abundant storage capacity with 1,900 pallet positions.

Inside, the freezer storage area has 29-foot ceilings and the dry storage area has 30-foot ceilings. Approximately 1,000 square feet of office space and parking for 44 cars is included, as well.

“This refrigerated warehouse solution allows Gonnella to consolidate several product channels under one roof immediately—while offering room for growth,” says Gonnella.

Customers will experience no disruption in service, and delivered clients will be unaffected by the move to the new facility.