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  March 3rd, 2017 | Written by

Americold Breaks Ground on Utah Expansion

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  • Americold is expanding in the Salt Lake City metro area.
  • New Americold building should be operational in time for fourth quarter peak volumes.
  • Americold’s new building will feature ammonia-free, self-contained, refrigeration units.

Americold, a provider of temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, has broken ground in Clearfield, Utah, to expand its site.

The project will add 6.5 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehouse space to Americold’s current 11.2 million cubic foot facility on the site. Together with its Salt Lake City facility, this expansion significantly extends Americold’s market leadership within the Greater Salt Lake City Metro Area to more than 50 percent of total available capacity, triple that of its nearest local competitor.

“The new building should be operational in time for our peak volumes during the fourth quarter of 2017,” said Fred Boehler, President and CEO of Americold.

Americold’s new building will feature ammonia-free, self-contained, refrigeration units with no engine room requirement.  The system offers significant energy efficiency gains, zero water usage, and is air cooled.  The new building will include a 34-degree F dock and adjustable temperature zones to -20 degrees F.

Utah’s population has grown roughly 6.1 percent between 2010 and 2014, compared with overall U.S. population growth of approximately 3.1 percent, making it the fourth fastest growing state in the nation. This growth has been recognized by Americold’s customers, who are enacting their own expansion plans within the region. With easy access to Interstates 15 and 80, Americold’s Clearfield location is well positioned for local, regional, and national distribution.

“Clearfield recognizes the value which Americold brings to the City,” said Clearfield City Mayor Mark Shepherd. “This expansion signifies a continuation of a great partnership with Americold, as well as the beginning of new growth and vitality within the City. It is great to see business not only come to Clearfield, but to thrive in Clearfield.”

“Americold joins the list of great companies whose experience doing business in Utah has led to increased investment in the state,” said Theresa Foxley, President and CEO of The Economic Development Corporation of Utah.