SnoTemp Cold Storage Opens Energy Efficient Facility In Oregon

Addition brings total capacity of SnoTemp's Albany, OR location to 375,000 square feet.

Albany, OR: SnoTemp Cold Storage has opened a 100,000-square-foot frozen storage warehouse at its Albany, OR location.

The facility was designed and built according to the highest energy efficiency standards, reducing energy consumption by 50 percent - the equivalent energy use of 150 homes each year. The addition brings total capacity of SnoTemp's Albany location to 375,000 square feet with temperature options ranging from +60 F to -18 F.

"This facility was built on the hard work and success of our customer base. We are providing these companies with a cold chain infrastructure that will allow them to continue to be competitive in the marketplace," explains general manager Jason Lafferty.

To that end, the Albany location has 20 adjacent acres available for siting a food processor or other allied industry.

"The majority of our environmental impact comes from our energy use. We made large investments in our energy efficiency efforts, in order to limit our environmental impact," states Lafferty.

Efficiency measures include: 50 percent additional insulation for freezer walls and roof, state-of-the-art refrigeration control system, high efficiency flourescent lighting controlled by occupancy sensors, variable frequency drives on motors, and refrigeration system efficiencies achieved through oversizing components.

"Many companies will find this facility to be an attractive option. In addition to meeting the needs of our current customers, we believe this facility will be an appealing strategic alternative for companies seeking cold storage and distribution services in the Northwest," notes Paul Haugen, vice president of sales.

Located in the agricultural heart of the Willamette Valley, SnoTemp Cold Storage serves a large spectrum of frozen food processors and retailers, including dairy, poultry, beef, fruits and vegetables and seafood. The 3815 Marion St. location provides quick access to Interstate 5, Highway 99 and offers a 10 car rail siding with reciprocal switching options (daily switching of UP and BNSF railcars).