A cold storage company is beginning work on a $28 million facility in Woodburn. North American Cold Storage Inc. plans to add 75 jobs over the next several years. The company expects to complete the first phase of construction later this year.

July 18, 2014

News Release

Fort Wayne, Ind. — North American Cold Storage is breaking ground for its new location, 23202 Roemer Drive, Woodburn, IN. The 96,000 square foot facility will be the tallest cold storage facility in the area, allowing for more efficiencies in managing large numbers of stock keeping units (SKU) with a more accurate and timely deployment. The company will invest $28.1 million into the new facility over the next several years and add a total of 75 new jobs. The company is expected to have the first of two phases completed by October 2014.

“We are very pleased with the attention we've received from the State of Indiana and the City of Woodburn during our buying process,” stated Scott Parker, partner of North American Cold Storage.”With the new Highway 24, it's not only the perfect location for exposure but it also allows us the possibilities to expand even more.”

North American Cold Storage's new facility will be equipped with a state‐of‐the‐art warehouse management system, radio‐frequency barcode scanning, electron data interchange, energy management, including variable frequency drives, and high bay LED lighting.

“The City of Woodburn is pleased to have one of the tallest cold storage facilities in its backyard,” said Mayor Hoeppner, City of Woodburn. “We look forward to the promotion and growth North American Cold Storage will bring to Woodburn.”

The total incentive package is valued at $2,991,356 from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, Northeast Indiana Works, and the City of Woodburn. The phase‐in was granted back in March 2014.

About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is the new organization that unifies the Fort Wayne‐Allen County Economic Development Alliance and the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, serving as a single point of contact for economic growth in Greater Fort Wayne. In addition, Leadership Fort Wayne and the Downtown Improvement District are also working toward an affiliation with Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Together, we're growing a more prosperous, vibrant community in Greater Fort Wayne. To learn more about Greater Fort Wayne Inc., visit www.GreaterFortWayneInc.com.

Source: Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

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