Refrigeratedtransporter 3356 Americold Middleborough Ma Facility Opening

Americold, Ocean Spray open new facility in Middleborough MA

Aug. 28, 2018
Learn the capabilities of Americold's newly opened Middleborough MA facility.

Americold Realty Trust, owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, announced that its brand new Middleborough MA facility is now officially open.

The Middleborough facility comprises three temperature-controlled rooms and a loading dock with 165,000 square feet of capacity. Designed in partnership with Ocean Spray, the facility can rapidly freeze up to 79,000,000 pounds of cranberries to ensure the fruit’s integrity, flavor and health benefits.

“Ocean Spray and Americold have shared the same commitment to operational excellence and customer satisfaction for decades,” said Fred Boehler, president and chief executive officer of Americold. “This new facility represents the best of both companies: state-of- the-art, uninterrupted temperature-controlled supply chain integrity and efficiency with nutritious, high-quality food.”

The desire to rapidly freeze such large volumes of product necessitated significant refrigeration horsepower. Americold’s engineering team provided a solution that met Ocean Spray’s specifications for both present and future needs.

“Americold and Ocean Spray have partnered for close to 40 years—the Middleborough site represents the latest addition to our ongoing strategic relationship,” said Earl Larson, vice president–global supply chain and operations, Ocean Spray. “With this facility now in place, Ocean Spray can expand its commitment to our customers and continue to provide the products our consumers know and love.”

The new site, Americold’s fifth in Massachusetts, joins facilities in Boston, Taunton, and two in Gloucester, bringing Americold’s total capacity to almost 19 million cubic feet for the state.

Based in Atlanta GA, Americold owns and operates 156 temperature-controlled warehouses, with almost 924 million cubic feet of storage, in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Argentina. Americold serves more than 2,400 customers and employs approximately 11,500 associates worldwide. See www.americold.com for further information.

Ocean Spray is an agricultural cooperative owned by more than 700 cranberry farmers in the United States, Canada and Chile who have helped preserve the family farming way of life for generations. Formed in 1930, Ocean Spray is now the world’s leading producer of cranberry juices, juice drinks and dried cranberries. Visit www.oceanspray.com to learn more.

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