Lebanon Valley Cold Storage and Distribution Center, a frozen bakery products storage and manufacturing company based in Harrisburg, Pa., announced plans to establish a facility in Lebanon, Pa.

The facility will situate on a 22.83-acre site in the Lebanon Rails Business Park. The first phase of construction is comprised of a 120,000-square-foot refrigerated and frozen warehouse with a production area; construction is expected to be completed in early 2017. The second phase will add 180,000 square feet of bakery operations, including at least three production lines for baked goods and storage space. The $38.7 million project is expected to create 131 new, full-time jobs over the next three years.

“We are so excited to find such a beautiful building site in Lebanon County for our new cold storage facility,” says Marlene Kreidler, director of business development. “Lebanon County is located in the perfect sweet spot for shipping all over the United States. Everyone in the county has been so friendly and helpful in getting us situated there with the PIDA funds and the training programs offered for our new staff.”