AL: Millard Refrigerated Services Enlarges Attalla Distribution Center
7 Feb, 2013
Millard Refrigerated Services, a leading refrigerated warehousing and distribution services company, announced the expansion of its distribution center in Attalla, AL following the signing of a multi-year contract with a national food manufacturer. Millard’s construction unit designed and built the new space, and the company added 16 employees during the building and is adding seven more now that it is completed.
Millard added 110,000 sq. ft to the facility’s existing 197,000 sq. ft. for a total of 307,000 sq. ft. The new space includes 22 truck doors, raising the building’s total number of doors to 51, and there are two new rail doors for a total of 10. A mechanics shop for forklifts and other systems and a conference room have also been added.
“We expanded the Attalla facility with the needs of our customers and their customers in mind, so all of our added capabilities will help them sell more product more efficiently. Millard is honored to have the trust of so many great companies and we are dedicated to ensuring they receive value from our services,” said Tim Smith, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Millard Refrigerated Services. “We greatly appreciate the support we’ve received from the local government in Attalla, as well as county and state government.”
The Attalla facility, which was originally opened in 1991, features a two-stage ammonia refrigeration system, five blast freezers with a combined capacity of 520,000 pounds daily, equipment to handle all varieties of frozen and refrigerated products and automated order pick services. Located within a few hours of most of the Southeast US, the building also has exporting and packaging services and a USDA-approved inspection room.
About Millard Refrigerated Services
Millard Refrigerated Services was founded in 1963, in Omaha, NE. The company remains family owned and operated. Millard currently serves all of North America through the operation of 36 regional facilities, and is the second-largest refrigerated warehouse and distribution company in the United States. In addition to cold storage warehousing and transportation, Millard provides clients with a wide variety of other value-added services including High Pressure Pasteurization (HPP), logistics support and import/export assistance. To learn more about Millard’s full line of value added services, please visit www.millardref.com or call 402-896-6600.