International produce importer American Consolidation & Logistics (ACL), Opa Locka, Fla., opened the doors to its third warehouse. The 93,799-square-foot facility located in the South Florida Logistics Center is said to be one of the only controlled atmospheres for fumigation in the country, and gives ACL a prime location near Miami International Airport (MIA), where much of their imported produce arrives by plane.
"Our new location near MIA is critical. We can provide our clients peace-of-mind by assuring that their produce is transported as quickly as possible to our specialty refrigeration units located inside our warehouse," says Jose Medina, chief executive officer of ACL.
In the fall of 2016, ACL approached ComReal Miami – Doral, Miami, Fla., to acquire a 100,000-square-foot refrigerated warehouse facility. ComReal began working on a comprehensive site selection of potential properties that would suit ACL's needs, including both existing warehouse buildings and vacant land for build-to-suit construction. The only building that already had the refrigeration systems installed and ready to go was Building 1 at South Florida Logistics Center, where ACL now operates. In addition to MIA, the property is also easily accessible to PortMiami via truck or railroad.
American Consolidation & Logistics moved into their new warehouse on April 17.