Hanson Logistics, St. Joseph, Mich., announced plans to build a new temperature-controlled facility, what will be the company’s 9ththdeep frozen warehouse. 

The new 25-acre South Haven Logistics Center will be located in the I-196 Industrial Park in South Haven, Mich., adjacent to Michigan Blueberry Growers Marketing’s new processing facility, enabling Hanson Logistics to quick-freeze fresh blueberries and cherries, while supporting surrounding farms and food manufacturers with storage and distribution. 

“When your objective is to provide best-of-class logistics to the Michigan agricultural community, you can’t get a better location, between the fields and interstate,” says Andrew Janson, president. “We’re very excited about our continued support of the important agricultural community of West Michigan, as well as our future in South Haven. City officials have been extremely receptive and helpful in getting us to this point, and we look forward to moving ahead with the project as soon as possible.”

Phase One of the project consists of 150,000 square feet, with capacity for 30,000,000 pounds of product, highly efficient refrigeration technology and optimized egress for transportation activities. An additional 15 acres is available for a total of three planned phases.

Phase One is expected to be completed by May 2017.