The state of Georgia announced on Monday, October 24, that NewCold will invest more than $333 million to construct a new automated cold storage facility in McDonough. The project represents the single-largest private investment by a company in Henry County history. Andersen Windows later surpassed this project as the largest in county history.
The new cold storage facility will utilize advanced robotics to offer automated storage and cold chain logistics. The McDonough facility expects to hire for 170 new positions.
NewCold Cold Storage
NewCold is building their new cold storage facility off highway 42 at the Midland Industrial Park. The property is already under construction located south of King Mill Road and Lineage Logistics.
“Henry County is excited to welcome NewCold to our community,” said Henry County Board of Commissioners Chair Carlotta Harrell. “This project will represent the largest single investment in Henry County’s history by a business. This new automated facility will bring jobs not only in logistics, but mechatronics and robotics, which are two key sectors in Henry County Schools’ recent STEM development efforts for our students.” Henry County Schools is planning to open a new STEM High School in 2025.
NewCold founded in the Netherlands and now operates in three continents. Their North American headquarters is in Chicago. With facilities and operations in nine countries, NewCold is partnering with some of the largest food companies in the world to drive sustainable innovations in the food industry.
Henry County Cold Storage
NewCold joins several other cold storage facilities within the McDonough area. US Cold Storage completed two automated facilities in 2020. They are located off Greenwood Industrial and Medline Place. Dole Foods partners with US Cold Storage at the Medline Place location.
View the state’s press release about the project. Featured image shows a building elevation for a NewCold storage facility. Photo may not represent the final design plans for McDonough, GA. Photo credit NewCold.
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