January 30, 2018 - McDonough, Georgia - United States Cold Storage (USCS) expects by this fall to build a 6.7-million-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse in McDonough, GA, located just south and east from Atlanta and right off the Interstate 75 corridor.
USCS already operates an 8.6-million-cubic-foot facility in McDonough, which it began leasing in 2016. This operation, known as McDonough 1, serves the greater Atlanta metro market and provides regional multi-temp distribution services to the Southeast.
Located just one mile away, the new “McDonough 2” site will offer 26,154 pallet positions, handle a wide range of refrigerated and frozen products (from -20F to +40F) and provide distribution services from as many as 25 refrigerated, enclosed dock doors and five railcar doors (served by Norfolk Southern).
“Market interest in our first facility in McDonough was incredible,” notes David Butterfield, USCS Vice President-Midwest Region. “Our capacity was quickly filled and the demand continues. We have a great management team in place at our current location. Those professionals will share their insights with colleagues at the new facility and join forces to service the market together.”
Growing in Georgia
For the record, USCS’ new site will create 80 new jobs with a capital investment of $40 million.
Meanwhile, USCS officials project even more growth. USCS McDonough 2 sits on a 43.3-acre parcel of land that United States Cold Storage purchased in 2014. The land has available space for a Phase Two expansion, which would accommodate plans for an automated warehouse.
Among those supporting USCS’ plans are Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) Commissioner Pat Wilson.
“We are excited that USCS has found success in McDonough, and is rapidly expanding to meet the demands of their customers across the Southeast,” says Wilson. “It is a win for the state when a company announces an expansion as it puts a spotlight on our pro-business climate. This not only benefits new companies, but our existing industry as well.”
Echoing those sentiments is Charles Mobley, vice chairman of the Henry County (GA) Development Authority.
“We are excited to see US Cold Storage’s growth in Henry County. This project shows the company’s growing commitment to the county and that we are a part of their long-range plans,” he said.
USCS’ David Butterfield concludes, “With the additional building—and its close proximity to our first location—we create a greater base of customer orders. Essentially, we can better consolidate and build our USCS Coldshare Consolidation Program (multi-vendor consolidated shipping) to offer competitive delivery options for all our customers. Additionally, we will be able to share resources and familiarity of customers between the two locations. This will only help add to our success in the market.”
About United States Cold Storage
United States Cold Storage, Inc. (USCS), Voorhees, N.J., is a premier provider of public refrigerated warehousing (PRW) and related logistics services throughout the USA. With roots dating back to 1889,
USCS has long served a diverse customer base with requirements ranging from primary storage to fully integrated third-party logistics. The company offers more than 278 million cubic feet of temperature controlled warehouse and distribution space in 38 facilities located in 13 states including California,
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Virginia. USCS is the third largest PRW Logistics provider in North America. It is a subsidiary of the U.K.’s John Swire & Sons Ltd.
About the Henry County Development Authority
The Henry County Development Authority is the lead economic development agency for Henry County, Georgia. The Authority works to help retain local companies and to foster new relationships and opportunities with companies looking to relocate or grow their operations into Henry County. www.choosehenry.com
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