ATLANTA, Oct. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that it has opened a facility in Heyburn, Idaho. The 160,000 sq. ft. temperature-controlled building has capacity for more than 17,000 pallets – 10,000 steel-racked and 7,000 bulk-storage positions.
Americold will condition the facility to accommodate the local dairy and agricultural market. The fully secured building, with 10 truck and seven rail dock doors, has the ability to maintain temperatures ranging from -5° F to 50° F. A full suite of services, including cross-docking, labeling and ticketing solutions, product tempering, and export full-truck load and less-than truck load consolidation will be available. The company will employ as many as 35 people from the local area at this facility.
"Our customers have told us – and our research has shown – that the Magic Valley region is poised for exponential growth potential in the dairy and agriculture industries, and the demand for temperature-controlled, secure storage is rapidly increasing," said Fred Boehler, President and Chief Operating Officer of Americold. "We're very pleased to open this facility to accommodate current needs and future demand. The facility's close proximity to the Union Pacific rail line and I-84 provides customers greater transportation alternatives to suit their distribution models."
The Heyburn facility is the third Americold campus in Idaho, complementing the Burley and Nampa locations. The facility contact information is as follows:
|1110 O Street|
|Heyburn, ID 83336|
Americold is the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, offering the most comprehensive warehousing, transportation, and logistics solutions in the world. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates more than 175 temperature-controlled warehouses, with 1 billion cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. Americold's warehouses are an integral component of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors, and retailers to consumers. Americold serves more than 3,000 customers, and employs 12,000 associates worldwide.
More information about Americold is at www.americold.com.
CONTACT: Media contact: Daniel Cooke Americold Media Relations 10 Glenlake Parkway Atlanta, GA 30328 770.570.4332 phone MediaRelations@americold.com