Lineage Expects to Strengthen its Canadian Network with Groundbreaking of an Expansion of Foothills Facility in Calgary
November 17, 2023
- Expansion is expected to add 30% more onsite capacity, including 1,500 pallets for blast freezing to reach a total of 75,000 pallets across the Alberta market once completed
- Facility is expected to serve as a center of excellence to serve customers with export needs to Asia and other markets around the world
- This expansion is expected to bring Lineage’s total capacity in the Canadian market to over 400,000 pallet positions and demonstrates a continued commitment to the Company’s greater North American network
Calgary, Canada – Lineage (the “Company”), one of the leading temperature-controlled industrial REIT and integrated solutions providers worldwide, today announced the groundbreaking of an expansion of its Foothills facility in Calgary, Canada in an effort to meet the growing needs of Lineage’s customers in the market. The strategically located facility is expected to serve as a center of excellence for customers who aim to export meat and other products to Asia and other markets around the world.
Expected to add 30% more capacity, the expansion is expected to include 1,500 pallet positions for blast freezing, a critical feature for the export of products like protein. Additionally, the Foothills site is expected to feature expanded dock space, doors and close in proximity to Lineage's local transportation hub as well as intermodal rail facilities for efficient movement of containers to and from major Western ports.
“As we continue to expand our presence in Canada, the Calgary market serves as a critical location to meet the demand of existing customers and welcome new customers in need of export capability," said Ken MacLean, Regional VP in Canada. “As a leading logistics solutions provider, Lineage is excited to break ground on expanding the Foothills facility to better service the needs of the market once completed.”
Following the completion of the expansion, the Foothills facility is expected to span approximately 200,000 square feet, hold over 24,000 pallet positions, and serve as a center of excellence for export. This expansion is expected to bring Lineage’s total capacity in the Alberta market to over 75,000 pallet positions and shows our commitment to the region.
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. (www.onelineage.com)