Dick Cold Storage (DCS), Columbus, Ohio, and Tippmann Innovation (Ti), Fort Wayne, Ind., opened Global Cold Storage, a modern, 100,000-plus-square-foot, state-of-the-art refrigerated/freezer warehouse facility in Columbus, Ohio.
Global Cold Storage's 150,000-square-foot facility includes 15,000 pallet positions, 7 multi-temp storage rooms, swing rooms and quick freeze-plus technologies that allow DCS to serve a diverse clientele. The site's proximity to the Columbus area interstate infrastructure and Norfolk Southern Railway, Norfolk, Va., makes it an attractive cold storage option for companies all over the United States and allows DCS to serve customers in over half of the country.
The new facility's 50-foot clear height and multi-temperature storage rooms make it the company's most innovative warehouse to date. The project also adds 30 new full-time positions.
"We were surprised at how quickly the team at Ti was able to meet with us after the fire. Their combined expertise and experience allowed us to immediately begin making plans to replace our warehouse. The upgraded technologies in the new facility allow us to have a peace of mind about the future growth and safety of our warehouse," Don Dick, owner and CEO of DCS.
"It was a pleasure working with Don and Dan Dick. We are grateful that they entrusted such an important project to our team after the tragedy of losing their previous facility," Rob Adams, partner at Ti.
Ti broke ground on the facility in July 2017, after a fire gutted the previous one in August 2016.