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Americold Purchases East Point, GA Facility to Add Capacity in the US Southeast

[ July 26, 2016   //   ]

Americold, the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced that it has concluded the purchase of the temperature-controlled storage facility at 1239 Oakleigh Drive, East Point, GA, bolstering the company’s Georgia-based facility network to 15 and controlling more than 90 million cubic feet of capacity.
“We’re fortunate to be supporting some very successful food producers and retailers who are rapidly expanding throughout the Southeast.  They needed additional, dedicated capacity and challenged us to become their provider of choice,” commented Fred Boehler, President and CEO of Americold.  “The East Point site is centrally accessible within the Atlanta metro area and is a critical component of our Atlanta distribution strategy.  It will complement our existing network very well.”
“The city of East Point, GA has a long standing tradition of being an active community regarding its citizens.  The Americold facility purchase and subsequent hiring from the local community is a very exciting prospect for us,” remarked Maceo Rogers, Director of East Point’s Department of Economic Development.
In the USA, Americold owns and operates more than 150 facilities in every major food production and consumption market across 35 states.  With public refrigerated warehouses, port-specific facilities, customer-dedicated sites, managed facilities, and national less-than truckload and truck load transportation programs, Americold’s suite of temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for the food & beverage industry is unmatched in scale and scope, and supports the storage and distribution of products for local artisans, regional and national enterprises, and international organizations alike.

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