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By Lisa Jager June 1, 2017

June 2017


VOORHEES, NJ –United States Cold Storage (USCS) has purchased approximately 30 acres of land in

Laredo, TX, and plans by early 2019 to build a new public refrigerated warehouse—its third in the

market—to serve import and exports involving the United States and Mexico.

The site is strategically located between Laredo’s two most important and busiest bridge crossings with

Mexico: the World Trade Bridge and the Columbia Bridge. USCS plans an initial Phase One building of 6

million to 8 million cubic feet with refrigerated and frozen storage and handling capabilities.

Just 10 to 15 miles away, USCS has two additional Laredo sites—one designated for meat inspections

and another to handle frozen distribution imports.

“The refrigerated/fresh import market is developing quickly and we need a new facility that meets the

requirements of this fast-paced business,” notes George Cruz, USCS Senior Vice President-Southern

Region. “This new facility will feature special cross-dock shipping and receiving areas, a large yard for

drop-trailers, and state-of-the-art refrigeration and material handling systems.”

Among those encouraged by USCS continued growth in the market is Jesus Olivares, Laredo City


“The recent expansion by U.S. Cold Storage in Laredo prompted our city council to approve a tax

abatement in January of this year,” said Olivares. “Their business base here represents important, valueadded

jobs for our community and they are a major contributor to the pre-eminent status that Laredo

enjoys as the largest inland port in the nation. When U.S. Cold Storage informed us about their site

selection award to Laredo, it was something I considered a ‘win-win.’ We were ready and willing to help

make that tax abatement deal to incentivize the growth of their business and our economy.”

“I am grateful to say we a large base of significant customers that are very loyal to us,” notes Cruz.

“Most are experiencing double-digit growth on exports from Mexico side and we want to ensure that

we are there to support their needs.”

About United States Cold Storage

United States Cold Storage, Inc. (USCS), Voorhees, N.J., is a premier provider of public refrigerated

warehousing (PRW) and related logistics services throughout the USA. With roots dating back to 1899,

USCS has long served a diverse customer base with requirements ranging from primary storage to fully

integrated third-party logistics. The company offers more than 270 million cubic feet of temperature

controlled warehouse and distribution space in 38 facilities located in 13 states including California,

Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas,

Utah and Virginia. USCS is the third largest PRW Logistics provider in North America. It is a subsidiary of

the U.K.’s John Swire & Sons Ltd.


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Anna Johnson

Director, Corporate Development & Marketing

(678) 591-2477


George Cruz

Senior Vice President, Southern Region

(214) 212-7186