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U.S. Cold Storage considering Fredericksburg-area facility

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The Fredericksburg area at the Lebanon-Berks county line already has a full complement of warehouses, but there's potential for New Jersey-based United States Cold Storage to locate a new $21 million facility near there next year.

A greenfield site near Fredericksburg is one of two being considered by U.S. Cold Storage, a refrigerated warehousing and logistics company serving the food industries, according to Lehigh Valley Business.

Mickey Hoffman, corporate development director for U.S. Cold Storage, told LVB the company hasn’t yet acquired property for the project and is still trying to decide between the Fredericksburg location and another in Bucks County.

The proposed facility could employ about 100 people and would be the first phase in a larger complex.

Hoffman did not immediately return calls to the Business Journal seeking additional detail about the Fredericksburg site.

Tom McKeon, executive director of the Berks County Industrial Development Authority, said U.S. Cold Storage was reviewing existing warehousing sites around the area last year, but he hasn’t heard from the company since then.

Lehigh Valley Business and the Central Penn Business Journal are owned by Journal Multimedia.

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Jake March 29, 2018 6:24 am

The cold storage should be given all the facilities that can be very useful for the people as it helps in storing a lot of food products. I appreciate the people who have come up with such an interesting plan for the people. tv providers

Ritu March 19, 2018 10:13 pm

I guess we will just have to stay tuned to see just what will happen with the facility. Whichever one they choose, I'm sure that having this big company moving into town would be good news for the community right?

PaulChau February 17, 2018 12:31 am

I'm really not surprised that such an expansion is being considered considering the capacity of the facility and the amount of work that they have to do in order to convert it to a cold storage facility will be minimal. It makes sense for a company to want to overtake the facility and start looking at solutions as to how to maximise the existing infrastructure here.

Mark Sindone January 13, 2018 3:49 am

There is really so much growth in the logistics and distribution industries that I'm truly not surprised about the increase in developments of storage warehouses of all different types! Given the extra facilities that are available with a cold storage warehouse, it seems only inevitable before more of these pop up here!