United States Cold Storage (USCS), Voorhees, N.J., purchased approximately 30 acres of land in Laredo, Texas, and plans by early 2019 to build a new public refrigerated warehouse—its third in the market—to serve import and exports involving the United States and Mexico.

The site is strategically located between the World Trade Bridge and the Columbia Bridge. USCS plans an initial Phase One building of 6-8 million cubic feet with refrigerated and frozen storage and handling capabilities.

“The refrigerated/fresh import market is developing quickly, and we need a new facility that meets the requirements of this fast-paced business,” says George Cruz, senior vice president-Southern region. “This new facility will feature special cross-dock shipping and receiving areas, a large yard for drop-trailers and state-of-the-art refrigeration and material handling systems.”

USCS has two additional Laredo sites just 10-15 miles away—one designated for meat inspections and another to handle frozen distribution imports.