RLS Logistics, through its affiliate RLS Partners and its new warehouse partner, RLS Complete, announced plans to build a new cold storage warehouse in Sturbridge, Mass. Tippmann Innovation (Ti) will be leading the construction, with the facility set to open Q1 2022.
"It has been over 20 years since a public 3PL warehouse has opened in the New England region," says Bryan Hedge, president and regional partner, RLS Complete. "We offer a complete solution to customers from our state-of-the-art building, technology platform and transportation services, including our Walmart transportation logistics."
From PR Newswire:
- The facility will provide refrigerated and frozen food manufacturers, distributors, processors and importers in the Springfield, Mass., and Boston region with public cold storage warehouse capacity relief and access to RLS' temperature-controlled less-than-truckload shipping programs.
- The 83,000-square-foot temperature-controlled cold storage warehouse will boast 18,000 pallet positions for refrigerated and frozen foods with the support of their mobile racking system, which allows the cooler warehouse to hold 40-45% more pallet positions than the standard double deep racking.
"Seeing the vision of this cold storage warehouse project come to life is inspiring and exciting to be part of," says Rob Adams, Principal of Ti. "We are proud to partner with RLS and support their team as the company grows."
"With all of the acquisitions we have seen in the past few years, coupled with tight capacity, the addition of RLS Complete will give refrigerated and frozen food customers more choices to work with a strong family run cold chain storage company that has a national footprint. Additionally, we bring a lot of experience and knowledge for customers looking for fully integrated cold chain solutions for warehousing and transportation," says John Gaudet, VP, business development, RLS Logistics.