Next-Generation Cold Storage Facilty Breaks Ground at Great Western Industrial Park
Lineage Logistics, the world’s largest and most innovative temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics provider, recently purchased a 14.86-acre GWIP parcel at Great Western Industrial Park (GWIP), a 3,000-acre master-planned development owned and operated by The Broe Group, for the development of a custom-built automated cold-storage facility in Windsor, Colo., on behalf of JBS USA (“JBS”), a leading global food company. The project officially broke ground on Tuesday, April 5, and is forecasted to be complete in 2023.
Lineage designed an automated facility spanning more than 200,000 square feet that will provide JBS with expanded blast freezing and storage capacity, as well as rail access to support the shipment of export products to ports located on the West Coast. The facility will join Lineage’s growing network of fully automated facilities worldwide.
”This is an exciting project for our company that supports not just our efforts to provide high-quality food for families around the world but also our longstanding commitment to the state of Colorado,” said Tim Schellpeper, CEO of JBS USA. “The new state-of-the-art facility strengthens our long-term, successful partnership with Lineage, streamlines our supply chain to benefit customers and improves efficiencies, all while benefitting this region through job creation and local investment.”
OmniTRAX, one of North America’s largest and fastest-growing private railroad and transportation management companies, will design, build and operate a custom rail solution for the new Lineage facility that unlocks bulk shipment export efficiency and enables worldwide reach.
“Great Western Industrial Park’s strategic location and OmniTRAX’s rail solution offer unparalleled efficiencies and a key connection to the class I rail network and domestic ports,” said Lineage Logistics President and CEO Greg Lehmkuhl.
Lineage and JBS worked closely with the Town of Windsor and Upstate Colorado Economic Development to secure this project. As a result of this public-private collaboration, the facility will result in a $102.9 million, 10-year net fiscal benefit to the Town that will support the further economic development of the region, including the creation of 80 permanent jobs.