Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), a provider of advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, is overseeing the construction of its newest facility in Richland WA. This is the company’s first cold storage facility in the state of Washington.
Construction of the new facility began May 12, 2014. Upon completion (projected for July 2015), PFS says it will be the largest public refrigerated warehouse in North America and the largest single cold storage facility built at one time in the world. The freezer in the facility will be automated, featuring robotic cranes rather than human-operated equipment relied upon by traditional warehouses. The completed facility will stand 120 feet high. It will cover 455,000 square feet with 313,000 square feet dedicated to automated freezer space. The Richland facility will add more than 40 million cubic feet of cold storage capacity to PFS’s continually expanding footprint. It is strategically located near an existing railroad spur. The track system will provide 207 miles of pallet support and will have the capacity for 50 rail cars per day. Brian Beattie, president of PFS, said this is “our first venture into the Pacific Northwest, with two additional locations in the development stage.” For more information on the Richland facility, contact General Manager Burnie Taylor at 973-820-4077. To learn more about all 34 PFS locations, access www.PreferredFreezer.com or contact Dan DiDonato at 973-820-4040. PFS, headquartered in Chatham NJ, is dedicated to designing, constructing, and operating state-of-the-art warehouses throughout the United States and Asia.