Hanson Logistics has announced a two-year, two-phase investment initiative for its Hartford, Michigan, cold storage and logistics facility. The plan is designed to support the West Michigan agriculture business, with a focus on providing Michigan blueberry growers with additional resources to meet the growing demand for their berries.
The first phase is a $2 million improvement, expected to be completed by this July, which will increase the facility’s freezing and long-term storage capacity.
The second phase, set for next year at a cost yet to be determined, will expand deep-frozen storage space and add additional docks and infrastructure to support higher volume inbound and outbound.
The facility has a current capacity of nearly 7,000,000 cubic feet, most of which is dedicated to the storage of blueberry harvest and supporting materials. There is also a 7-spot private rail siding served by the CSX Railroad.