United States Cold Storage (USCS), Voorhees, N.J., broke ground for a Phase 2 addition at a public refrigerated warehouse in Lebanon, Ind. 

The operation opened in 2009 with 6.5 million cubic feet of refrigerated and frozen storage and 24,300 pallet positions. Officials expect by next fall to complete the 5.1 million-cubic-foot addition with 16,000 more pallet positions and 10 additional shipping dock doors. The facility handles a wide range of refrigerated and frozen products held at temperatures from -20°F to 60°F. A portion of the addition will be served by an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS). This will be USCS’s second facility integrating both a conventional and automated design. 

“Our customer base in Lebanon has seen significant growth during the last two years. In addition, our state and local economic development groups have targeted the food industry as a growth sector and want to expand it in central Indiana,” says Adam Ashley, general manager, USCS Lebanon. “This expansion will help US Cold Lebanon meet this growing demand.” 

“Our Lebanon facility now participates in USCS’ Midwest ColdShare Program, a multi-vendor transportation consolidation program that gives the existing and new customers the ability to service all 48 states,” adds David Butterfield, USCS regional vice president-Midwest. “This has provided more growth opportunities for USCS Lebanon as an industry leader in warehousing and a logistics provider.”