MTC Logistics, Baltimore, Md., broke ground on a 12 million-cubic-foot international temperature-controlled distribution center at the Port of Mobile, Mobile, Ala. The $61 million project is expected to generate 50-70 direct jobs.
“Our MTC Logistics team is extremely excited about this growth opportunity for our company. It is truly a collaboration and partnership with the welcoming community of Mobile, Ala., MTC Logistics customers and our long-term partnerships helping to make this facility a reality. We will be on the cutting-edge of innovation in areas of refrigeration, material handling and IT systems while providing best-in-class customer service. Mobile is a natural next step for expanding our service offering into the Southeast,” says Andy Janson, president.
When completed in the fourth quarter of 2020, the new facility will provide shippers with seamless supply chain solutions focused on global commerce. MTC provides a comprehensive suite of services, including blast freezing, port drayage and LTL consolidation. MTC will expand the seaport’s blast freeze capability by accommodating 30 truckloads per day and providing 40,000 racked pallet positions of storage.
The facility is located outside the gates of the seaport’s container terminal with immediate access to I-10.
“This strategic location on the U.S. Gulf Coast will allow us to expand our service offering, and we will have a significant focus on import cargo to help balance refrigerated container supply in Mobile,” adds Ernie Ferguson, vice president of sales.
MTC Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hoffberger Holdings, Inc., Baltimore, Md.