Cold storage facility opens in Georgia

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Agile Cold Storage is opening a new facility in Macon-Bibb County, Ga., which will focus on energy efficiency, advanced warehouse management, and value-add services to refrigerated and frozen food providers.

Agile worked with Ti Cold to design and build the new location, which captured the attention of government officials, dignitaries, and others because of the technological advancements and the relatively quick turnaround. After breaking ground in May of 2023, Ti Cold moved swiftly to complete this new multi-temperature, cold storage facility.

“I had hoped that we could have a builder that in the middle of torrential rains could open a building on time and in budget, and we found that with Ti Cold and the rest of our partners,” Agile president and CEO Don¬†Schoenl said during the opening ceremony. “We gave you a not ideal site and not ideal conditions and you delivered a product that you’re proud of and that we’re going to be proud of for years.”

Located on Joe Tamplin Industrial Boulevard, the site allows for easy access to I-16 and I-75 and the Port of Savannah. The facility includes a 215,100 square-foot, 50-foot-tall building, and holds 33,666 pallet positions.

Ti Cold implemented an environmentally friendly, low-charge ammonia refrigeration system. That means it consumes less electricity than traditional systems while maintaining temperatures ranging from 40 to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, reinforcing the company’s sustainability initiatives and commitment to cold.

“We are very excited to have this opportunity to partner with Agile Cold Storage in support of this important project,” says Sam¬†Tippmann, president of Ti Cold. “The facility brings best practices to receiving, storage, import/export, distribution, and shipping of products. It is an essential hub in the cold chain, which ensures that products arrive on time and in perfect condition.”