Food Engineering

Plant Openings & Expansions

August 2, 2007


United States Cold Storage is building a new facility in Lake City, FL. Constructed by Stellar, the 191,000-sq.-ft. cold storage unit will feature an environmentally sound CO2-based refrigeration system designed to maximize energy efficiency. The facility is expected to be completed in 2008.



United Natural Foods Inc. will open a new 325,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in Sarasota, FL, with a “pick-to-voice” order fulfillment system. Opening this fall, the building will include 115,000-sq.-ft. of refrigeration area and 51,000-sq.-ft. of freezer space at -20