On our latest From the Cold Corner Podcast, I talk with Vincent Free, chairman of the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA) about how the organization helps bring together suppliers, sub-contractors, builders and more, to move the thermal envelope industry forward through education and networking.
Ti Cold Development, a nationally recognized leader in the cold chain industry, has begun work on a 315,000-square-foot cold storage facility in Phoenix. Upon completion, this facility will feature nearly 40,000 pallet positions, a 60-foot-deep refrigerated dock, 40-foot-deep refrigerated rail dock and -10F to 35F, fully convertible refrigerated / frozen space.
Looking back on what we’ll call 2020 B.C. (Before Coronavirus), the pipeline for cold storage construction was already robust and healthy. According to research by commercial real estate firm CBRE, overall industrial construction—which encompasses cold storage, along with warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities, self-storage, office and flex space—was at 298 million square feet (MSF) before COVID-19, bolstered by the ongoing rise of e-commerce.
Acquisition expands Lineage’s U.S. network with the addition of 14 facilities and bolsters its presence in the Pacific Northwest.
May 30, 2020
Lineage Logistics (Lineage), the world’s largest provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions, announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Henningsen Cold Storage Co. (Henningsen). Lineage was founded by and continues to be managed by Bay Grove. The strategic acquisition adds to the company’s expansive U.S. facility network and bolsters its presence in the Pacific Northwest, with the addition of 14 facilities across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Oklahoma. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
However, challenges stemming from the specialized nature of the sector will continue to restrain additional growth in transaction volume.
December 11, 2019
Investors increasingly are warming up to the U.S. cold storage warehousing sector, pushing cap rates for class A facilities closer to those of traditional high-quality warehouses, according to a new report from CBRE, Los Angeles.
The growth of online grocery sales has stoked demand for additional cold storage warehousing space in the United States.
October 1, 2019
The growth of online grocery sales has stoked demand for additional cold storage warehousing space in the United States, but the cost and complexity of constructing cold storage facilities might make meeting that demand challenging, according to a new report from CBRE, Los Angeles.
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.
Check out the September 2020 edition of Refrigerated & Frozen Foods: Cold storage construction and COVID-19, how foodservice is adapting to coronavirus challenges, SugarCreek, 2020 cold storage construction guide & directory and much more!