Millard Refrigerated Services has announced the expansion of its distribution center in Attalla AL after the signing of a multi-year contract with a national food manufacturer.
The refrigerated warehousing and distribution services company’s construction unit designed and built the new space. It added 16 employees during construction and is adding seven more now that it is completed.
Millard added 110,000 square feet to the facility’s existing 197,000 square feet for a total of 307,000 square feet. The new space includes 22 truck doors, raising the building’s total number of doors to 51, and there are two new rail doors for a total of 10. Also added were a mechanic’s shop for forklifts and other systems, as well as a conference room.
“We expanded the Attalla facility with the needs of our customers and their customers in mind, so all of our added capabilities will help them sell more product more efficiently,” said Tim Smith, Millard’s senior vice-president of sales and marketing. “Millard is honored to have the trust of so many great companies and we are dedicated to ensuring they receive value from our services. We greatly appreciate the support we’ve received from the local government in Attalla, as well as county and state government.”
The Attalla facility, which originally opened in 1991, features a two-stage ammonia refrigeration system, five blast freezers with a combined capacity of 520,000 pounds daily, equipment to handle all varieties of frozen and refrigerated products, and automated order pick services. Located within a few hours of most of the southeastern United States, the building also has exporting and packaging services and a USDA-approved inspection room.
Founded in 1963 in Omaha NE, Millard remains family-owned-and-operated. It serves all of North America through the operation of 36 regional facilities, and is the second-largest refrigerated warehouse and distribution company in the United States. Besides cold storage warehousing and transportation, Millard provides a variety of other value-added services including High Pressure Pasteurization (HPP), logistics support, and import/export assistance.
To obtain more information, visit www.millardref.com or call 402-896-6600.