United States Cold Storage to Construct Major Expansion

A press release from the City of Tulare

United States Cold Storage, with 42 Refrigerated, Chill, and Ambient Storage and Distribution Facilities across the United States has announced it has received board approval to break ground and begin construction of a 3.8 million cubic foot facility on 39 acres adjacent to its Tulare North Facility located on Walnut Avenue in Tulare.

This $31 million expansion will include two large multi temperature storage rooms, along with refrigerated docks, and employee wellness areas.  The expansion will enable the facility to store an additional estimated 51,000,000 pounds of food products, food ingredients, and packaging materials.  This expansion will also enable the facility to increase its annual throughput amount an additional 246,000,000 pounds.  United States Cold Storage expects the new expansion to be in operation at some point during 4th quarter of 2022.  United States Cold Storage is based in Camden New Jersey, and its parent company, Swire, is based in London England.  This expansion has been in the planning for numerous months, but with the pandemic, and extremely high costs of materials, the project has gone through multiple delays.  This expansion is a result of current customer growth locally, and nationally.

According to City of Tulare Mayor Dennis Mederos, “US Cold Storage has been a key partner and excellent employer in the City of Tulare since 1990.  We look forward to assisting them with this major expansion and continuing our successful relationship for many years to come”.  The dairy industry, and food industry in general continues to grow in the San Joaquin Valley, as well as the export market for products manufactured here locally, and shipped directly out of the USCS Tulare Facilities to the Southern California ports in ship containers to Asia, Australia, and other geographic areas around the world.

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