Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), Chatham, N.J., announces its newest facility in Pasadena, Texas, strategically located to satisfy demand near the Port of Houston’s Bayport terminal.

The newest warehouse, to be named Houston Gulf Coast, is the company’s fourth in the Houston area and its 37th in the United States.

The completed freezer will add 9.6 million cubic feet to the company’s worldwide footprint. At 25,760 pallet positions, it will bring the combined capacity of PFS’s Houston area footprint to over 85,000 pallet positions.

Houston Gulf Coast will feature multi-temperature capability as well as blast freezing capabilities, with 18 dock doors, a 90-foot deep dock and an oversized truck and container drop lot to allow for easy truck loading and unloading. The facility will also offer full USDA import and export capability, a multi-purpose room for additional value-added services and a full on-site generator backup for consistency and product integrity.

“With the addition of the Houston Gulf Coast location, the Preferred Freezer Services team will have the flexibility to help our customers store their goods at any of four Houston alternatives,” says Brian Beattie, president. “[PFS] will now have the additional capacity to meet our existing and new customer needs throughout the year while maintaining the service levels expected when doing business with us.”

Houston Gulf Coast is set to open in March 2017.