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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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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!

MarkSindone August 17, 2017 11:16 pm

When a company needs a facility expansion, we can sense that its business is picking up rapidly. Most often than not, these companies would simply acquire a separate facility with ample storage solutions if they are not able to expand their current premises. There are various other options available too but to save the most time and effort, a separate purchase of a new facility would be the most feasible option for most cases. There will not be a need for a full construction workload but just some minor renovations which would require half the time.