Lineage Celebrates Grand Opening of Houston ColdPort Facility
New facility will strengthen Lineage's network in Texas, which now spans more than 189 million cubic feet of capacity across 19 locations
November 14, 2023
Houston – November 14, 2023 – Lineage (the “Company”), one of the leading temperature-controlled industrial REIT and integrated solutions providers worldwide, today celebrated the grand opening of its newest facility in Houston, Texas. Houston ColdPort is strategically located near the Jacintoport Terminal at Port Houston, a leader for the Houston Ship Channel and an integral component of Houston’s international trade activity.
Spanning approximately 315,000 square feet, the new facility marks the sixth location in Lineage’s Greater Houston network and is designed to support many customer profiles and business needs, complementing the Company’s additional locations across Texas as well as its global network of more than 400 facilities. Houston ColdPort offers integrated and streamlined transportation and drayage operations within the market to support import, export and domestic demand.
“We are excited to strengthen our presence in Houston at such a pivotal time for the market,” said Brian Beattie, Lineage President of North American West. “The city has recently seen a surge in port demand amid congestion and other issues at the big ports on the West Coast. By adding ColdPort to our Houston network, Lineage’s customers have another option to help manage their costs and increase productivity. Additionally, they’ll have better access to our world-class global network.”
Lineage currently employs more than 1,200 team members across its 19 facilities in Texas, which have a combined capacity of more than 189 million cubic feet and approximately 532,000 pallet positions.
Leaders from Lineage, Boomerang Interests, ARCO Design/Build and the Houston Port Authority gathered this morning to celebrate the grand opening of the facility during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“Five years ago, we had a vision to become a leading developer of state-of-the-art cold storage assets,” said Andy Cyrus, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Boomerang Interests. “The grand opening of Houston ColdPort marks the achievement of that goal. We’re thrilled to deliver Houston ColdPort to the Houston community, and extremely proud to partner with Lineage, the leading operator of temperature-controlled facilities.”
“This ribbon cutting is an exciting day for a whole team of contributors as we mark the completion of a vision that started in 2019 as a speculative cold storage facility and is now the home of Lineage in 2023,” said Eric M. Safko, CEO of ARCO Design/Build Houston. “Maintaining flexibility in the design and construction process was key to our success, allowing Lineage’s operations to work within it. The facility contains approximately 36,000 pallet positions, 192 QFR Zone pallet positions and is temperature-controlled by the EXPERT Refrigeration System. We appreciate the ARCO team—everyone from our designers and construction staff to our third-party vendors who turned the vision into a reality. I also want to extend a special thank you to Boomerang Interests and Lineage for allowing us to be part of this incredible project.”
The Houston ColdPort facility began operating in October 2023.
Lineage is one of the world’s leading temperature-controlled industrial REITs and integrated solutions providers with a global network of over 400 strategically located facilities, totaling more than 2.5 billion cubic feet of capacity across countries in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Coupling industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions and innovative technology, Lineage partners with the world’s largest food and beverage companies to increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize supply chain waste, and, most importantly, help feed the world. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations and sustainability initiatives, Lineage has been named a CNBC Disruptor 50 Company for three consecutive years, twice named a US Best Managed Company, named the No. 1 Data Science company, and 23rd overall, on Fast Company’s list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies, and was included on Fortune’s Change the World list. (onelineage.com)