Lineage Logistics, the second largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company in the world, recently announced they've broken ground on a new 226,000 square foot cold storage warehouse and food processing facility in Santa Maria, California, a facility they expect to be open by June 2014.
The LEED-certified facility will feature 132,000 square feet of frozen storage space, 65,000 square feet dedicated to onsite food processing, and eight blast cells with the capacity to blast freeze up to 1 million pounds per day. The Santa Maria site will also offer rail access and in-house transportation services to local and national markets. With 30,000 additional pallet positions, the facility will play a major role in meeting the needs of the Santa Maria region.
“The Santa Maria project is another example of our commitment to our customers and their needs,” said Lineage CEO Bill Hendricksen. “We are proud to add a Lineage facility in a region where our fruit and vegetable customers need capacity to grow their businesses.” Lineage Logistics owns and operates a number of other facilities in the region, including facilities in Oxnard and Watsonville, California.
Once the new facility is complete its expected to increase Lineage's business in transporting and warehousing all types of berries.