The facilities that produce, package, store, and distribute cold foods were truly essential in helping the supply chain satisfy record demand for those products during 2020, while the paradigm shift created by pandemic shopping habits—particularly e-commerce—is still being felt today. As a result, many design-build firms are busier than ever, as the need for cold storage space, plant expansions, facility renovations, fulfillment centers and distribution hubs has only increased.
Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction, refrigeration and mechanical services worldwide, is proud to welcome Garland Smith as a business developer in the company's Food Logistics division.
Whole Foods Market has expanded its refrigerated distribution center in Cheshire, Connecticut, to support the significant growth of their store development program throughout the North Atlantic and Northeast Regions. As more consumers turned to online grocery shopping, the demand for cold storage space skyrocketed, and the business case for Whole Foods to grow this facility became even more essential.
New England Cold Storage (NECS) has secured debt financing with Rockland Trust Company for its first cold storage warehouse facility. The $22.9 million loan will go towards their new 120,252-square-foot public refrigerated warehouse that will provide cold storage and logistics services to food producers, processors, wholesalers, and importers.
Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build and construction firm, announced it has been awarded the design-build contract for Dollar General’s new distribution center in Blair, Nebraska. This marks the sixth distribution center that Clayco will build for Dollar General.
Dan Powers, President and CEO of Fisher Construction Group recently announced that agreements have been completed to acquire the personnel and assets of All Surface Roofing & Waterproofing of Spokane. The new division will be called Fisher Roofing Services. All Surface’s parent company of Santa Ana, CA is not part of the acquisition, and will continue operating as a separate company.
The Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA), a Core Partner of the Global Cold Chain Alliance (GCCA), announced Primus Builders as the recipient of the 2020 CEBA Built by the Best Award for their project with Americold Logistics in Savannah, Georgia. The award recipient was unveiled during the Closing General Session of the GCCA Virtual Innovation Program by CEBA Chairman, Vince Free.
The need to create a smaller scale food logistics hub may be the answer in solving the lack of cold storage, reefer carrier availability.
August 7, 2018
Tippmann Innovation, Fort Wayne, Ind., partnered with The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Washington, D.C., to assess current and long-term needs for growers and processors throughout Northeast Maine.