First phase of the 400,000 square ft. facility is slated to open by the end of 2012
Today at the Savannah Economic Development Authority board meeting, Nordic Logistics and Warehousing, LLC, announced the start of construction on its new cutting-edge temperature-controlled storage facility in Savannah, GA.
ATLANTA, Georgia (June 12,2012) - Today at the Savannah Economic Development Authority board meeting, Nordic Logistics and Warehousing, LLC, announced the start of construction on its new cutting-edge temperature-controlled storage facility in Savannah, GA. The first phase of the 400,000 square ft. facility, located less than six miles from the Port of Savannah off of Jimmy Deloach Parkway, is slated to open by the end of 2012 with the remaining work completed in mid 2013. Once open, the facility will allow storage of 45,000 pallets of frozen and refrigerated products, USDA inspection, repackaging, and the blast freezing of 15,000,000 pounds of product per week.
With the recent announcement of the expansion of the Port of Savannah, demand for containerized shipments through the Port will continue to increase."The Savannah facility is a reflection of Nordic's commitment to meet the temperature controlled supply chain requirements that our customers want today and will need tomorrow," commented Don Schoenl, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nordic.
According to Ross Maple, Nordic's Director of Business Strategy, "The project would not have been possible without the support of our customers and the pro-business attitude of our partners at the Georgia Department of Economic Development, Georgia Ports Authority, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Georgia Power, Georgia Quick Start, and the City of Pooler."
The Georgia Department of Economic Development welcomed the announcement.
"As a homegrown Georgia company, logistics solutions providers like Nordic help best illustrate why our state is the logistics hub of the Southeast, with growing prominence nationwide," said GDEcD Commissioner Chris Cummiskey. "Nordic provides invaluable supply chain services to a range of industries in Georgia, so this expansion will certainly bode well for the Savannah community and others statewide."
Curtis Foltz, Executive Director for the Georgia Ports Authority echoed Cummiskey's statement. "As the largest exporter of containerized poultry in the country, we welcome Nordic to the Port of Savannah," said Foltz. "Nordic's commitment to build additional off-terminal, freezer and temperature controlled cold storage capacity, along with the Georgia Port Authority's ongoing work to expand on-terminal capacity for refrigerated cargo will make Georgia's position in the marketplace even stronger. Quality providers like Nordic will give shippers more cost effective options for moving refrigerated commodities to and from international markets."
Additionally, Georgia Power and SEDA agreed that the announcement of Nordic's expansion to Savannah is a great win for the area.
"We are very pleased to have the opportunity to partner with one of our customers as they expand into the Savannah area. The Coastal Region continues to attract proven, successful businesses such as Nordic because of our Port and pro-business environment." said Georgia Power Company Vice President, Coastal Region Cathy Hill.
"The Savannah Economic and Development Authority welcomes Nordic Logistics and Warehousing to Chatham County," said SEDA President and CEO Steve Weathers. "The expansion of this nationally ranked and recognized temperature controlled distribution company will be a great asset to the area."
Once complete, Nordic will provide service for refrigerated and frozen imports and exports. "We will handle the entire supply chain for our import and export customers including container loading/unloading, drayage to and from the port, export documents, and inland freight", says David Apseloff, Nordic's Chief Financial Officer.
About Nordic Logistics and Warehousing, LLC
Nordic Logistics and Warehousing, LLC has been a major provider of temperature controlled distribution services in the Southeast for over 50 years. Ranked nationally as a Top Ten Frozen Warehouse company by the IARW, Nordic continues to build solid relationships based upon trust and performance. Today Nordic is a multi-region cold chain provider that continues to move beyond traditional services and extend itscapabilitiesthroughout the cold supply chain. Nordic offers public refrigerated warehousing, dedicated operations, transportation services, logistics solutions, and an extraordinary Nordic Technologies Group.
Visit our friends at the Georgia Ports Authority at www.gaports.com, Georgia Quick Start at www.georgiaquickstart.org , Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) at www.seda.org, and Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD)www.georiga.org
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