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Frigitek Facility Planned at TexAmericas Center in Texarkana, Texas Metro Area

03/28/2018
Lionchase Holdings will build a 200,000-square foot cold storage facility at TexAmericas Center, a mixed-use industrial park encompassing over 12,000 acres in metro Texarkana, Texas. The $20 million project is expected to create a minimum of 100 jobs.

“This cold storage project will result in good jobs for the greater Texarkana region,” said Boyd Sartin, Chairman of the TexAmericas Center Board of Directors, “TexAmericas Center is remaining focused on the organization’s vision to create 12,000 jobs for this region, and we are excited to take another big step towards this goal.”

Lionchase Holdings’ proposal includes a state-of-the-art cold storage facility with Frigitek and energy-saving technologies. Building features include: 55’ ceilings, over 135,000 sf of refrigeration and freezer floor space, dry storage, blast freezing, pre-cooling, and 3PL processing and packaging services. The facility will service the public and be professionally managed by cold storage industry specialists.

Construction for the cold storage facility is slated to start this fall with a planned completion timeline of 18 months for the new facility. The anticipated start of Operations will be by December 31, 2019.

“The exciting element of this cold storage project is the spurred interest it will create among other linked industries within the food processing cluster who need access to cold storage supply chain services,” said Scott Norton, Executive Director & CEO for TexAmericas Center, “We anticipate that this development will attract additional leads from food processors, manufacturers and distributors to locate to the greater Texarkana region.”

“We have really focused on increasing our marketing efforts during the past year; As a result, we have seen an increase in leads and site visits to the footprint. Our next step in moving this project forward will be to market the available cold storage space to businesses and highlight our concept for a 500 Acre TexAmericas Center Food Processing Park.” Eric Voyles, Executive Vice President & Chief Economic Development Officer for TexAmericas Center.

Located in the Texarkana metropolitan area, TexAmericas Center owns and operates one of the largest mixed use industrial parks in the United States. With roughly 12,000 development-ready acres of land and about 3 million square feet of commercial and industrial product.

According to company officials, TexAmericas Center has the operating capabilities of a municipality but functions more like a traditional real estate development company, offering customized real estate solutions. In addition to controlling our own zoning and permitting processes and sustaining the life cycle of public infrastructure on the complex, TAC has the capability to lease, build-to-suit, or facilitate Greenfield owner-constructed projects in a timely and efficient manner. TexAmericas Center is a qualified New Market Tax Credit census tract, designated HUBZone and home to Foreign Trade Zone #258.

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