Henningsen Cold Storage Co., Portland, Ore., announced plans to build a new 166,000-square-foot facility in Salem, Ore. 

Henningsen anticipates beginning site preparation on a 34-acre parcel in the central portion of the corporate industrial campus. The $27 million facility will serve as an innovative hub of activity for food processors. This is the first of an anticipated 4-phase development, with future phases expected to generate additional jobs and investment.  The company anticipates opening in spring 2017.

"As a fifth-generation family owned company, we are eager to support the local activity of food processors and agricultural partners in the community," says Mike Henningsen, chairman and president. "With our second Salem facility, we can better enhance the supply chain infrastructure in the region, which is currently struggling to keep up with the increasing demands of regulatory requirements and efficiencies."