AGRO Merchants Group to Develop a New Cold Storage and Repack Facility in Savannah, GA

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175,000 Square-foot facility further reinforces AGRO’s commitment to growing in Savannah and providing world-class services to customers.

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AGRO Merchants Group sees great opportunity to develop further capabilities at the Port of Savannah. Many of our customers are looking for warehouse and packing services in Savannah to more efficiently serve the Southeastern United States.

Nordic Logistics and Warehousing, a proud member of AGRO Merchants Group, announced plans to develop a new cold storage and repack facility in Savannah, Georgia, USA. In April 2016, AGRO and Nordic completed a 200,000 square-foot expansion to their existing Savannah facility, representing the second investment in the market. The new facility, which will initially be built to 175,00 square feet, will be adjacent to current Nordic site with additional land available for future expansion.

The facility will have 7 multi-temperature rooms with 7,000 total pallet positions, 25,000 square-feet for repacking and bagging operations, and multi-use space set aside to support onsite fumigation and ripening. With 25 doors and 85 foot docks, the facility will support efficient product unloading, receiving, inspection, and grading. Construction is planned to begin in the first quarter of 2017 with operations to begin in the fourth quarter.

Rusty Lucca, CEO of Lucca Freezer and Cold Storage said, “AGRO Merchants Group sees great opportunity to develop further capabilities at the Port of Savannah. Many of our customers are looking for warehouse and packing services in Savannah to more efficiently serve the Southeastern United States.” AGRO Merchants Group is committed to further growth in Savannah and continues to invest in modern assets, industry-leading technologies and value-added service offerings to ensure the highest quality supply chain management standards in the industry.

The new facility will be developed and operated with resource expertise from Lucca Freezer and Cold Storage in Vineland, New Jersey. Acquired by AGRO Merchants in 2014, the Lucca facility serves as AGRO Merchant’s flagship U.S. perishable facility serving customers in the U.S. and around the world.

About AGRO Merchants Group

AGRO Merchants Group owns and operates 55 facilities in 8 countries across North America, Latin America and Europe, with more than 750,000 square meters of cold storage. The company is focused on providing innovative cold chain solutions on a global basis by partnering with the highest quality family businesses and creating new, reliable, and integrated trade networks to help its customers grow. AGRO invests in modern assets, industry-leading technologies, and value-added service offerings to ensure the highest quality supply chain management standards in the industry.
For additional information, please visit AGRO’s website at http://www.agromerchants.com.

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