Americold Realty Trust owner and operator of temperature-controlled warehouses, announced that its brand new Middleborough, MA facility is now officially open.
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Americold’s Middleborough facility comprises three temperature-controlled rooms and a loading dock with 165,000 square feet of capacity (about 15,000 sq meter). The facility, designed in partnership with Ocean Spray , can rapidly freeze up to 79,000,000 pounds (about 36 000 tons) 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. 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,” commented Fred Boehler, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold.
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 exacting specifications for both present needs and the foreseeable future.
“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 opening of this facility is in line with Americold’s mission as the global provider of choice for temperature-controlled infrastructure and supply chain solutions for the food and beverage industry.
The new site, Americold’s fifth in the state of Massachusetts, joins facilities in Boston, Taunton, and two in Gloucester, bringing Americold’s total capacity to almost 19 million cubic feet (about 540 000 meter cubic) for the state.