Americold investing $30M to expand operations

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share

Atlanta-based Americold is expected to break ground this month on a $30 million, 100,0000-square-foot expansion at its Indianapolis cold-storage warehouse on South Arlington Avenue.

The expansion in the existing 400,000-square-foot facility should be completed in November 2011 and will house what’s known as an automated storage-retrieval system, company spokesman Neil Campbell said.

The system automatically retrieves pallets from trucks and racks, making operations more efficient.

“This is unusual, in that it will be so advanced, with state-of-the-art technologies,” Campbell said. “Indianapolis is a key market for us, and it’s an area where we want to invest in.”

Americold has had a presence in Indianapolis since 1987 and employs 217 at the facility. The expansion isn't expected to expand employment at the facility.

Americold’s customers include large food manufacturers as well as retailers and restaurants. It has about 100 warehouses nationwide.


Post a comment to this story

We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
Subscribe to IBJ