Site selected and construction to break ground this spring
Jan. 21, 2021 – Beaver Dam, Wis. – JCW Development, LLC, a nation-wide real estate and property development company, announced Albert Lea, Minn., has been selected as the future home for Vortex Cold Storage, LLC.
Vortex Cold Storage will provide 170,000 square feet of state-of-the art temperature controlled Safe Quality Food Certified (SQF) storage, with available temperatures ranging from 40 to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. The facility will also provide fully customizable warehouse services, including a secure gated yard and trailer storage.
“When the Vortex Cold Storage project was still just a concept, a team of experts came together to research sites, begin conceptual design, and source local food companies to commit to the facility,” explained Ben Westra, president of JCW Development. “The entire Vortex team is thankful for our new partnership with the State of Minnesota, Freeborn Mower Cooperative Services, City of Albert Lea, and Albert Lea Economic Development Agency, and for their collective help to bring this world-class facility into existence.”
Interest has been strong from the regional food manufacturing and processing community, and securing tenants for the cold storage facility is underway. Groundbreaking will occur in Spring 2021 with an estimated completion date of late 2021.
Vortex Cold Storage will ease the pressure in the southern Minnesota region on an aging and full-to-capacity frozen supply chain. Nearly 48% of existing cold storage facilities were built before 1980. Strategically located at the intersection of interstates 90 and 35, Vortex Cold Storage will apply state-of-the art technology and facility design to bring valuable storage capacity to the food businesses of southern Minnesota and the Albert Lea community.
About JCW Development:
JCW Development knows every building needs a beginning. With projects completed in nineteen states and property owned in seven, JCW provides real estate and property development services from site identification and design to permitting, budgeting and financing. For more information about JCW, please visit JCWdev.net.
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