Lineage Logistics, LLC, a unit of Bay Grove, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Henningsen Cold Storage Co. The strategic acquisition adds to the company’s expansive U.S. facility network and bolsters its leading presence in the Pacific Northwest, with the addition of 14 facilities across Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, and Oklahoma.
“We are honored to welcome the Henningsen team to the Lineage family and to serve our combined customer bases across additional points in their food supply chains,” says Greg Lehmkuhl, president and CEO of Lineage. “Our organizations share a commitment to excellence, doing business with integrity and finding sustainable ways to run our businesses, and I look forward to seeing how our strong operational and cultural foundations will propel us into the future.”
Following closing of this transaction and pending the close of a previously announced transaction, the combined company will feature over 1.9 billion cubic feet of temperature-controlled capacity across 311 facilities in 11 countries, with a global footprint that spans North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
“We have known the Henningsen family since our earliest days in the cold chain industry and have deep respect for the business, culture and reputation they have built over generations,” says Kevin Marchetti, co-founder of Lineage Logistics and Bay Grove. “When we founded Lineage a little over eleven years ago, we looked to emulate companies like Henningsen that built their company with a long-term mindset. With this transaction, we will bring together two companies with that type of approach and make them both even stronger together.”
“On behalf of the entire Henningsen family, we are thrilled to be joining Lineage,” says Paul Henningsen, president of Henningsen Cold Storage Co. “We chose Lineage because we believe it will be the best way to strengthen our partnerships with customers by providing access to an unrivaled international facility network, extensive technology and automation resources as well as a robust suite of supply chain solutions. I am incredibly proud of our organization and the customer and employee centric reputation we have built over many years. I’d like to thank the entire Henningsen team for their continued efforts and dedication to our business, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for us as part of Lineage.”