The wait is no longer unbearable in LA - Global Trade Magazine
  July 24th, 2018 | Written by

The wait is no longer unbearable in LA

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  • The LA market has been starved for a temperature-controlled warehouse with space to consolidate goods under one roof.
  • Big Bear facility offers 95,000 frozen pallet spaces in LA.
  • New facility will alleviate capacity challenge and driver dwell times that LA has faced in the last few years.

Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), an operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, has announced the opening of its newest facility, Big Bear Los Angeles.

Big Bear satisfies the demand for modern and efficient cold storage warehousing services in the competitive Los Angeles market. The new facility marks the company’s seventh in the Los Angeles area and thirty-eighth in the United States.

“The entire Los Angeles market area has been starved for a temperature-controlled warehouse which has the space to consolidate all their goods under one roof,” said Mike Townsend, director of sales and operations for the western region. “Big Bear delivers just that, with nearly 95,000 frozen pallet spaces in a beautiful new facility. When you add Big Bear’s capacity to Preferred Freezer’s advanced temperature-controlled technology and industry leading customer service, the combination is more than just good for the Los Angeles Region. It is a game changer for our customers.”

Big Bear is located near Interstate 5 and just minutes from downtown Los Angeles. The state-of-the-art facility, which is BRC Certified, covers an entire city block and adds to the company’s expanding footprint. The building features 32 docks doors all with levelers and seals. Big Bear is operating with a 24-hour operation, 6 days a week.

“This state-of-the-art facility offering 24-hour operations for all inbound/outbound activity, will alleviate the challenges faced with capacity and driver dwell times that the Los Angeles market has faced for the last few years,” said Justin Ernest, sales manager of Big Bear Los Angeles. “The size, flexibility, and customer service that this facility provides, will set a new standard for the Los Angeles cold storage market and we are excited to be able to lead the charge.”

Preferred Freezer Services, headquartered in Chatham, New Jersey, designs, constructs, and operates state-of-the-art warehouses throughout the United States and Asia. Preferred Freezer Services has grown from a single facility in 1989 to 38 U.S. locations currently, and growing. Preferred Freezer Services operates facilities in New York/New Jersey, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington State.

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