Lineage Logistics, a Colton, Calif.-based warehousing and logistics company sponsored by Bay Grove Capital LLC, San Francisco, announced plans to expand two existing facilities, one in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, area and one in Sunnyvale, Calif., as well as the completed acquisitions of two buildings, one in Phoenix, Ariz., and one in Bethlehem, Pa.
The expansions, in tandem with the acquired buildings, will add 21 million cubic feet of refrigerated warehousing space to Lineage’s nationwide facility network, and represent a transformative next step in the company’s warehouse automation strategy.
Lineage expects to break ground at its cold storage distribution center in Fort Worth in the coming months, with plans to open the expansion in October. The facility, located at 5200 Gold Spike Drive, will increase its total capacity to 23.9 million cubic feet with over 54,000 pallet positions to house refrigerated and frozen products.
The expansion of the Sunnyvale facility is planned to be a rack-supported, fully automated building featuring a 75-foot-plus clear height and the latest in automated technology. The automated addition will be designed to provide over 7 million cubic feet of refrigerated and frozen space, with more than 19,000 pallet positions to support fast-moving distribution product. The expansion’s seamless integration with the existing conventional warehouse will provide customers with ultimate flexibility in supply chain solutions.
“Our customers need state-of-the art cold storage facilities to ensure their product is stored in the safest and most efficient manner possible,” says Greg Lehmkuhl, president and CEO. “The cutting-edge technology we plan to deploy in our Sunnyvale expansion is consistent with our organization’s bold and innovative spirit, and we look forward to investing in additional expansions and automation across our nationwide network to ensure we can continue to support our customers’ supply chain initiatives.”
“Our acquisitions in Phoenix and Bethlehem are indicative of Lineage’s commitment to growing into the core markets our customers desire to further optimize their supply chains,” says Tim Smith, executive vice president of sales and business development. “We are thrilled to continue to expand our facility footprint and provide customers with the industry’s latest, most innovative logistics solutions.”