United States Cold Storage (USCS), Camden, N.J., completed a Phase II addition to its Medley, Fla., operation, which serves the Miami and South Florida markets.

The expansion brings another 1.7 million cubic feet of -10°F freezer storage, another 12,030 pallet positions and 12 additional refrigerated dock doors. With that, USCS Medley now boasts 6.1 million cubic feet of storage with 35,975 pallet positions and as many as 30 refrigerated dock doors. The operation’s convertible rooms offer storage temperatures ranging from -20°F to 55°F.

“USCS has had a presence in the Miami marketplace for more than 40 years, and we continue to support our customers by expanding our footprint in this very important geographic area,” says George Cruz, senior vice president-Southern region. “Our relationship with our customers in the import/export arena with Latin America continues to grow. The bilingual staff at our Miami operation supports ease of customer relations and service. This incremental space will allow us to better service the growing needs of our existing customer base and help to offer our services to new customers.”

Built in 2004, USCS Medley is just 22 minutes north of Miami and 30 minutes from Fort Lauderdale. Likewise, it is just one hour away from Palm Beach, and less than two hours away from Naples, on the state’s western Gulf Coast. The facility offers a multi-vendor consolidation program, shuttle and brokerage services, USDA and FDA inspection, managed logistics, network analysis services and customized reporting and analytics.

“We’ve seen a growing demand for refrigerated space in the South Florida market,” adds Dorian Frank, USCS Medley general manager. “There’s been an increase in imports, and distribution has been steadily increasing during each of the past few years. We had reached our maximum occupancy capacity, and as one of the industry’s leading refrigerated storage providers, we want to stay competitive in our respective markets. We always will continue to offer solutions to our existing and prospective new accounts.”