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Netherlands-Based NewCold Plans McDonough, Georgia, Distribution Complex

Netherlands-based NewCold, a global leader in automated storage and cold chain logistics, will establish operations in McDonough, Georgia. The $333 million project is expected to create 170 jobs.

The company will build a large-scale distribution facility at Midland Industrial Park in Henry County.

"It is very exciting to see our rapid growth in North America as we continue to build long-term strategic relationships with our customers, built on mutual trust. We are dedicated to food safety and integrity," said Bram Hage, Founder and CEO of NewCold. "Our robust expansion includes the delivery of multiple new capital projects, as we continue developing large-scale automated facilities across Europe, Australia and North America. Our momentum confirms a very positive future for our customers and an innovation boost for the industry."

Founded in the Netherlands and with a North American base in Chicago, NewCold is a rapidly growing company specializing in automated warehousing and distribution, dedicated to developing world-class systems that are energy efficient and maximize productivity. With facilities and operations in nine countries, the company is partnering with some of the largest food organizations in the world to drive sustainable innovations in the food industry.

"NewCold’s supply chain and logistics solutions support global companies that depend on the reliable, efficient delivery of goods to market, and we are excited to welcome them to Georgia," said GDEcD Commissioner Pat Wilson. "Georgia’s long history of investments in infrastructure and workforce create an environment where companies and communities can grow. We are thrilled to celebrate the jobs and opportunities NewCold will be creating in Henry County, and look forward to NewCold’s future success."

Project Manager Cameron Barnhill represented the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s (GDEcD) Global Commerce team in partnership with the Henry County Development Authority, the Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Quick Start, Norfolk Southern, and Georgia Power.

"We are excited that NewCold has chosen Henry County for their new facility," said Henry County Development Authority Chairman Irv Culpepper. "This highly automated facility will bring additional high skilled jobs while also increasing Henry County’s already strong portfolio of foreign direct investment."

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