NewCold, The Netherlands, announced plans to invest $90 million to build a 140-foot-high, 25-million-cubic-foot, sub-zero cold storage warehouse in Burley, Idaho. This facility is said to be one of the largest frozen storage facilities of its kind in the United States.
NewCold developed this style of storage automation in its European operations due to increased labor, land and energy costs and customer demand for faster and more efficient storage and shipping options. This will be NewCold’s second U.S. facility.
“Idaho is looking to benefit from this technologically advanced collaborative effort. They have partnered with us throughout the process and have proven to be a valuable partner in establishing our second U.S. location,” says Jonas Swarttouw, business development manager for U.S. operations. “We are excited to offer a competitive edge to existing and new Idaho food processors, and provide jobs in robotic software, systems operations and automation in Burley.”