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SnoTemp opens Albany OR facility

May 20, 2010
SnoTemp Cold Storage announces the opening of a 100,000-square-foot frozen storage warehouse at its Albany OR location.

SnoTemp Cold Storage announces the opening of a 100,000-square-foot frozen storage warehouse at its Albany OR location. The state-of-the-art facility was designed and built according to the highest energy efficiency standards, reducing energy consumption by 50%—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° 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,” said Jason Lafferty, general manager. 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,” said Lafferty. Efficiency measures include: 50% additional insulation for freezer walls and roof, state-of-the-art refrigeration control system, high-efficiency fluorescent 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,” said Paul Haugen, vice-president of sales.

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

SnoTemp has been family-owned and professionally operated for more than 50 years. In early 2010, Eugene Freezing & Storage brought its Eugene OR facility and Albany facility under the same name: SnoTemp Cold Storage. Together, the company provides 550,000 square feet of temperature-controlled warehousing at its two locations.

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