For Immediate Release
Chatham, NJ (September 18, 2014) – Preferred Freezer Services (PFS), a global leader in advanced design and engineered temperature-controlled warehouses, is currently overseeing the construction of its newest facility in Richland, Washington. The Richland facility is the company’s first cold storage facility in the state of Washington.
The construction of the new facility broke ground on May 12th, 2014. Upon completion (projected for July, 2015), it will be the largest public refrigerated warehouse in North America and the largest single cold storage facility built at one time in the world. The freezer in the facility will be automated, featuring robotic cranes rather than the human operated equipment relied upon by traditional warehouses.
The completed facility will stand at 120 feet tall. It will cover 455,000 square feet with 313,000 square feet dedicated to automated freezer space. The Richland facility will add over 40 million cubic feet of cold storage capacity to PFS’s continually expanding footprint. The facility is strategically located near an existing railroad spur. The track system will provide 207 miles of pallet support and will have the capacity for 50 rail cars per day.
Preferred Freezer Services President Brian Beattie described the project as “exciting, new, and different.” Beattie added that it is “our first venture into the Pacific Northwest, with two additional locations in the development stage.” For more information on our Richland facility, contact General Manager Burnie Taylor at 757-604-2774. For information on all thirty four PFS locations, please visit www.PreferredFreezer.com or contact Dan DiDonato at 973-820-4040.
About Preferred Freezer Services: Preferred Freezer Services, headquartered in Chatham, New Jersey, is dedicated to designing, constructing, and operating state-of-the-art warehouses throughout the United States and Asia. Preferred Freezer Services has grown from a single facility in 1989 to 34 locations and still growing. Preferred Freezer Services operates in locations throughout the United States with facilities in New York/New Jersey, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Vietnam and China.