Press Releases

Please find Americold's latest press releases below.

Americold Breaks Ground on its Third New Building This Year. The Building will Support Ocean Spray - Middleborough, MA

The new facility in Middleborough, MA will support Americold's long-time partner Ocean Spray's and its Craisins product.

Americold Breaks Ground on Next Automated Facility at its Rochelle, IL Campus

Americold adds 15.5 million cubic feet of automated capacity to support the Midwest region and add to its Chicagoland campus.

Americold Purchases Additional San Antonio, TX Facility

Americold adds a food distribution center as the second San Antonio, TX facility to its network with the purchase of the 348,000 sqft building.

Americold Recognized by Domino's with Business Partner of the Year Award-ANZ

Domino’s awards Americold its Business Partner of the Year – Supply Chain 2016 award in recognition of superior supply chain support enabling one of Australasia’s most popular quick service restaurants to continue to grow exponentially.

Americold Breaks Ground on Clearfield, UT Expansion

Construction of the additional 6.5million cubic foot capacity building is officially underway!

Grand Opening of Americold's East Point, GA Facility

Americold officially opens its East Point, GA facility - expanding the company's partnership with Sprouts Farmers Market.

Americold Appoints Andrea Darweesh as EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer

Andrea Darweesh joins Americold as an EVP and its Chief Human Resources Officer. Darweesh will continue Americold's strategy to attract and retain the industry’s most effective individuals with rewarding careers.

Americold Purchases East Point, GA Facility

Americold announced today that it has concluded the purchase of the temperature-controlled storage facility at 1239 Oakleigh Drive, East Point, GA, bolstering the company’s Georgia-based facility network to 15 and controlling more than 90 million cubic feet of capacity.

Americold Named to Industry Top Green Provider Lists

ATLANTA, Georgia (June 28, 2016) Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that it has been included in two annual industry lists recognizing sustainability activities in the supply chain.

Americold Announces Appointment of Carl Fowler as Senior Vice President, Business Development – Regional Accounts

ATLANTA, Georgia – (March 14, 2016) – Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that Carl Fowler has joined the company as its Senior Vice President, Business Development – Regional Accounts.

Americold appoints Fred Boehler to President & Chief Executive Officer

ATLANTA, Georgia (Date February 3, 2016) Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled supply chain solutions, announced today that Fred Boehler, formerly the company’s President & Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the role of President & Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Mr. Boehler has also been appointed to Americold’s Board of Trustees. Mr. Boehler was previously appointed President & Chief Operating Officer when Jeffrey M. Gault, now Chairman of the Americold Board of Trustees, retired from the Americold CEO position in March of 2014.

Americold Purchases Tradewater Facility in Atlanta, GA

ATLANTA, Georgia − (January 11, 2016) − Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that it has finalized the purchase of the Tradewater facility in Atlanta, GA. Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

Americold Wins Bid to Build Temperature Controlled Storage Facility

ATLANTA, Georgia − (September 3, 2015) − The Maine Port Authority has awarded Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for the food industry, the bid to build a 150,000 sq. ft. facility on 6.3 acres of land adjacent to the International Marine Terminal in Portland, ME.

Americold Launches Next Generation of its i-3PL Visibility and Reporting Tool

ATLANTA, Georgia – (May 4, 2015) – Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today the launch of the next generation of its temperature-controlled supply chain visibility and reporting tool, i-3PL.

Americold Selects Feed the Children as Corporate Nonprofit Partner

ATLANTA, Georgia (February 11, 2015) – Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that it has selected Feed the Children (www.feedthechildren.org) as the company’s corporate nonprofit partner. Feed the Children is one of the world’s leading anti-hunger organizations, dedicated to creating a world where no child goes to bed hungry. Americold will utilize its logistics resources to support Feed the Children globally in a number of ways throughout 2015 and beyond.

Thomas Musgrave Named Finalist for Georgia CIO of the Year® by Georgia CIO Leadership Association

ATLANTA, Georgia (November 5, 2014) – Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, is proud to announce that Thomas Musgrave, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the company, has been named as a finalist for the Georgia CIO of the Year® - 2014 by the Georgia CIO Leadership Association.

Americold Announces New Facility in Heyburn, Idaho

ATLANTA, Georgia (October 20, 2014) – Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that it has opened a facility in Heyburn, Idaho. The 160,000 sq. ft. temperature-controlled building has capacity for more than 17,000 pallets – 10,000 steel-racked and 7,000 bulk-storage positions.

Americold Selected One Of Top Green Providers by Food Logistics Magazine

Americold was recently selected as one of the Top Green Providers by Food Logistics Magazine. This recognition reaffirms the commitment of Americold to have a positive environmental impact by lowering energy consumption in its warehouse operations, reducing the carbon footprint in its transportation network, and increasing its use of recyclable materials. Read the full article by clicking above.

Americold Announces Perdue Foods to Utilize Leesport, Pa., Expansion, Create 100 New Jobs

LEESPORT, Pennsylvania (March 31, 2014) Americold and Perdue Foods today announced that the 96,000 square foot temperature-controlled storage facility expansion underway in Leesport, Pa., will handle products for Perdue’s northeastern U.S. customers. This state-of-the-art, energy efficient facility provides more than 2.3 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled storage space dedicated to the support of the Perdue Foods business.

Americold Names Fred W. Boehler as President

ATLANTA, Georgia (March 27, 2014) – The Board of Trustees of Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that Fred W. Boehler, the Company’s Chief Operating Officer, also has been named as President, effective March 31. As President and Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Boehler assumes the senior executive leadership role at Americold. Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief Executive Officer, is retiring and will continue to serve on the Americold Board of Trustees. Mr. Gault and Mr. Boehler will work closely during the coming weeks to ensure a smooth transition of leadership.

Americold Receives Safety Award from State of Arkansas

NOVEMBER 1, 2013 ATLANTA- Arkansas Department of Labor on October 11, 2013 presented Americold’s Springdale, Arkansas facility with the “One Year Work Hours Safety Award”. The award was presented to the facilities’ 34 associates who have achieved one year without a safety incident thanks, in part, to new corporate wide safety processes implemented in 2013.

Americold Appoints New Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer

ATLANTA, Georgia (July 11, 2013) – Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announces the appointment of Keith Goldsmith to Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. He will report to Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold.

Americold Appoints New Executive Vice President and General Counsel

ATLANTA, Georgia (June 11, 2013) – Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announces the appointment of Todd Sheldon to Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. He will report to Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold.

Americold Henderson, Nevada Facility Named Frozen Distribution Center of the Year by Unilever

ATLANTA, Georgia (June 4, 2013) – Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announces that its Henderson, Nevada facility is the recipient of the Unilever 2013 Temperature Controlled Quality and Excellence Distribution Center of the Year Award. Americold last received this honor in 2009 for its Sikeston, Missouri facility.

Americold Announces Two New Executive Appointments

ATLANTA, Georgia (May 23, 2013) – Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announces the appointment of Jed Milstein to Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, and Jeff Hogarth to Senior Vice President Asia Pacific. They will report to Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold.

Americold Realty Trust Announces Successful Completion of Financing

ATLANTA, Georgia (May 7, 2013) – Americold Realty Trust (“Americold”) today announced that it has successfully issued $322 million of 10 year debt at an average interest rate of 5.35% p.a. Americold also increased its revolving credit facility to $100 million.

Americold Announces Appointment of New Chief Operating Officer

ATLANTA, Georgia (February 5, 2013) – Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced the appointment of Fred Boehler as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Mr. Boehler is responsible for U.S. operations, reporting to Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold.

Americold Announces Xpedite: A New Expedited Transportation Service

ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, is introducing Xpedite, a 24/7 service providing coordination and expedited delivery of LTL and Full Truckload shipments. The Xpedite service is a useful tool that utilizes all modes of transportation to help shippers locate truck capacity for routine and urgent deliveries.

Americold Ontario, California Facility Earns Industry Award

ATLANTA, Oct 17, 2012 -- Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced today that Malaga Place, the company's Ontario, California facility, was named as the General Mills Frozen Facility of the Year for 2011. General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries. The award is based on a facility's track record of achieving operational targets and service level key performance indicators.

Americold Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer (1)

ATLANTA, Georgia (October 16, 2012) – Americold (www.americold.com), the global leader in temperature controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, announced the appointment of Allison Aden as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In this role, Ms. Aden is responsible for domestic and international financial strategy, reporting to Jeffrey M. Gault, President and Chief Executive Officer of Americold.

Americold Announces Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

ATLANTA, Georgia (February 6, 2012) - Americold today announced that Jeffrey M. Gault, a director of Americold, has been appointed by the board of trustees as the President and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately, succeeding Jos Opdeweegh, who has resigned for personal reasons.

Americold’s China Joint Venture Announces Strategic Alliance with Yum! China

ATLANTA, Georgia (January 10, 2012) – Americold announces that China Merchants Americold (Hong Kong) Holdings Co., Ltd. (CMAC) and Yum! China signed a Strategic Alliance Framework Agreement to cooperate on the outsourcing and relocation of selected logistics centers for Yum! China and the establishment of new logistics centers in the future. The initial projects under the cooperation framework encompass the relocation and outsourcing of Yum! China’s Beijing and Harbin Logistics Centers long term service contract.

Americold Announces Appointment of Chief Compliance Officer

ATLANTA, Georgia (July 27, 2011) - Americold today announced that Hamid Arabzadeh has joined the company as Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer. In this new role, Mr. Arabzadeh will report to Americold’s Chief Executive Officer, Jos Opdeweegh, and be responsible for the company’s domestic and international compliance strategy.

Americold Announces New Domain

ATLANTA, Georgia (July 25, 2011) – Americold announced today the introduction of the new domain name – Americold.com. The Americold.com domain better reflects the company’s brand and reinforces Americold’s prominence as the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing, transportation and logistics solutions.

Americold Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

ATLANTA, Georgia (July 5, 2011) - Americold today announced that Edward F. Lange, Jr. has joined the company as its chief financial officer, and member of its board of directors. He succeeds Ron Hutchinson, who has assumed the role of chief integration officer.

Americold Announces Grand Opening of State-of-the-Art Temperature Controlled Storage Facility in Delhi, Louisiana

ATLANTA, Georgia (March 1, 2011) – Americold today announced the grand opening of a new temperature-controlled storage facility in Delhi, Louisiana. This ultra-modern, energy efficient facility provides more than 4.7 million cubic feet of convertible temperature-controlled storage space dedicated to the support of the adjacent ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston sweet potato processing facility. The new facility is located at 75 Highway 609