Arcadia Cold recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its Jacksonville Cold Storage in partnership with Saxum Real Estate and local officials.
The new cold storage facility, which is Arcadia’s fifth announced in the past year, will add 30,254 pallet positions with blast freezing capacity and occupy 216,297 sq. ft, Arcadia said. The company is on track to become one of the largest cold storage providers in the country after previously establishing new locations in Burleson, Texas; Atlanta, Georgia; Hazleton, Pennsylvania; and Phoenix, Arizona.
“We’re excited to break ground on our new Jacksonville facility and continue expanding our footprint in the cold storage industry,” Chris Hughes, CEO and president of Arcadia, said in a news release. “This new facility will allow us to better serve our customers and provide much-needed pallet space in the region.”
The Jacksonville facility will be Arcadia’s first to focus on port-based handling services. It’s strategically located 10 minutes from the Port of Jacksonville. The facility, set to open in early 2024, will assist food companies in taking their products from “port to plate,” the company said.
Speakers at the groundbreaking ceremony, which was hosted by Primus Builders, included Kieran Flanagan, principal of Saxum Real Estate; Matt Hirsch, president of Primus Builders, the project’s general contract; John Freeman, a director at JAXUSA Partnership; and Rick Schiappacasse, a director from the Jacksonville Port Authority.