AGRO Merchants Group in Charleston, S.C. is upgrading a 121,000-square-foot cold storage facility to include 14,000 frozen pallet positions, USDA meat import and export inspection services and blast freezing cells. The facility will provide storage, handling and other value-added services for its import and export customers. Primus Builders, based in Atlanta, Ga., was selected to provide professional services on this project.
The new blast cells will feature a CO2 refrigeration system and will be capable of 24-hour freeze time. They will also be equipped with LED lights and controlled by a central computer system.
The USDA laboratory will be designed to meet all food safety inspection criteria. Office and support spaces will also be included.
Said Primus Builders Executive Vice President Erik Gunderson, “Primus has developed a strong relationship with AGRO Merchants Group. We look forward to bringing them our port experience and making the Charleston project another successful partnership.”