Opening Up New Cold Storage Front


(Photo | Courtesy of SnoTemp Cold Storage)

40,000 Sq. Ft Refrigerated Warehouse for F&B Industry Slated for Redmond

Much-needed additional support for the growing food & beverage industry in Central Oregon is on the way following the announcement that SnoTemp Cold Storage plans to build a 40,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse in Redmond, projected to open by early 2019.

This will mark SnoTemp’s third location in the state, and its first in Central Oregon. Construction on the facility to be located at Kingwood Avenue is slated to start this summer.

SnoTemp currently operates two facilities along the I-5 corridor in Eugene and Albany and provides critical infrastructure for the Willamette Valley food and beverage manufacturing sector.

“This new location has the potential to significantly decrease supply chain costs for our Central Oregon based customers, providing the cold chain infrastructure they need to continue their growth,” said SnoTemp CEO Jason Lafferty. “We can help these businesses scale. Whether they need one pallet, or one thousand pallets stored, we can help.”

The Central Oregon region is home to more than 100 food and beverage manufacturers, many of whom are currently served by SnoTemp’s Eugene location. The Redmond location will offer frozen (-5F), cooler (34F), and dry storage, be OLCC licensed, and will be a USDA certified organic warehouse.

SnoTemp provides temperature-controlled warehousing services including order fulfillment for finished goods, packaging and raw materials storage with supply chain integration, and coordination for dozens of distributors and big-box retailers.

Technological solutions include real-time access to online inventory, EDI integration, RF scanning, and integration with customer business intelligence platforms.

“We are excited that SnoTemp has selected Redmond to develop a sizable cold storage facility to serve the growing food and beverage production industry here in Central Oregon,” noted Redmond Economic Development, Inc.’s Senior Director, Jon Stark.

“Their decades of experience serving the Willamette Valley and beyond give us great confidence in their ability to deliver this needed logistical resource.”


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