Lineage begins expanding Tacoma WA facility

Lineage Logistics LLC, a temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove Capital LLC, has broken ground on the expansion of its Tacoma WA cold storage distribution facility.

 The expansion project will add more than 20,000 pallet positions of frozen warehouse capacity and bring Lineage’s total capacity in the Pacific Northwest to more than 93 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehousing space. Opening of the expansion is planned for 2016.

Since announcing the project in autumn 2014, Lineage acquired Columbia Colstor, a warehousing and logistics company with locations primarily in central Washington’s agricultural region. The addition of Columbia doubled Lineage’s presence in the Pacific Northwest to 13 properties spanning the state in Seattle, Algona, Tacoma, Centralia, Kennewick, Othello, Quincy, Wenatchee, Brooks, Salem, and Woodland.

“The expansion project in Tacoma represents our active commitment to supporting the growth and success of our customers by providing additional storage capacity in the region,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, chief executive officer of Lineage.

“Lineage’s investment in the port’s supply chain infrastructure is tremendous,” said Scott Francis, director of real estate for the Port of Tacoma. “We are confident their expansion project, combined with their significant added capacity in the region, will help support greater import/export activity through the port and the Pacific Northwest market as a whole.”

The expansion plans include innovations in energy efficiency and automation as well as expanded dock capacity to accommodate cross-dock activity and intermodal rail business. Located at 2302 Milwaukee Way in Tacoma, the facility has immediate access to the Port of Tacoma; connects directly with Interstate 90, SR167, and SR18 highways; and has rail access through Union Pacific and BNSF switches. Lineage Freight Management also offers sophisticated transportation solutions within the region and on a national basis.

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