United States Cold Storage (USCS), Voorhees, N.J., opened the doors to its second facility in Sacramento, Calif., a move that brings additional needed capacity to the northern California market.

USCS built the 6.8 million-cubic-foot warehouse in the McClellan Business Park (formerly McClellan Air Force Base). The multi-temp (-20°F to 45°F) site offers more than 31,000 pallet positions, 20 dock doors and a rail siding served by both the Union Pacific and BNSF railroads.

USCS McClellan is conveniently positioned on the north end of Sacramento, directly off the Interstate 80 corridor and only a few miles from Interstate 5 interchange. It’s also in close proximity to nearby USCS warehouses in Tracy and Turlock, Calif.

The Sacramento warehouse is fully racked with 65-foot refrigerated docks and multiple storage rooms, each with flexible storage temperature controls. In addition to traditional storage and distribution, the site offers multi-vendor consolidation, crossdocking, a dedicated quality lab and a temperature-controlled special handling room. USCS also utilizes a state-of-the-art Cascade CO2 refrigeration system, 100% LED lighting, the latest in site security (including a high-definition surveillance system) and cutting-edge fire suppression technology.

USCS also promoted Steve Palefsky, a 16-year company veteran, to general manager of USCS McClellan.

“Our nearby sites will be used to help customers better manage freight during periods of seasonal high storage demands,” says Palefsky. “These close locations also will provide better multi-vendor consolidation opportunities for our customers. This will result in efficient, cost-effective shipping solutions.”