Americold, provider of temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, has concluded the purchase of a temperature-controlled storage facility at 1239 Oakleigh Drive in East Point GA. Terms of the sale were not made public.
This purchase expands the company’s Georgia-based facility network to 15 and more than 90 million cubic feet of capacity.
“We’re fortunate to be supporting some very successful food producers and retailers who are rapidly expanding throughout the Southeast. They needed additional, dedicated capacity and challenged us to become their provider of choice,” said Fred Boehler, president and chief executive officer of Americold. “The East Point site is centrally accessible within the Atlanta metro area and is a critical component of our Atlanta distribution strategy. It will complement our existing network very well.”
“The city of East Point GA has a longstanding tradition of being an active community regarding its citizens,” said Maceo Rogers, director of East Point’s Department of Economic Development. “The Americold facility purchase and subsequent hiring from the local community is a very exciting prospect for us.”
This site is expected to add more than 60 new jobs as it ramps up operations during the second half of 2016.
“Logistics service providers and temperature-controlled warehousing companies in Georgia have access to a variety of competitive and strategic business advantages,” said Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr. “Companies like Americold reinforce Georgia’s reputation as a super-hub for cold-chain storage and transportation in the Southeast, and we look forward to supporting them in future growth.”
Based in Atlanta GA, Americold owns and operates more than 180 temperature-controlled warehouses, with more than one billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina, and Canada. In the United States, Americold owns and operates more than 150 facilities in every major food production and consumption market across 35 states.
The company serves more than 3,000 customers and employs 11,000 associates worldwide.
More information is at www.americold.com.