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Americold Establishes Dunkirk, New York, Distribution Hub

Americold has completed construction of a 181,000-square-foot cold storage distribution facility on approximately 28 acres in Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York. The $41 million project is expected to create 60 new jobs.

"Americold is proud of the critical role we play in the food supply chain. We're committed to providing best-in-class service to our customers as we help them feed the world. This facility in Dunkirk, which is our first in western New York, will help us better service our customers in the area and fulfill our mission. We're thrilled to be a part of this community and expand our presence in the state, said George Chappelle, CEO at Americold."

Empire State Development offered the company up to $700,000 in performance-based taxed credits through the Excelsior Jobs Program. In addition, the New York Power Authority is providing 830 kilowatts of low-cost Niagara hydropower.

"We want to ensure that Western New York's food production industry continues to thrive. Americold's expansive warehouse project will catalyze economic growth in Chautauqua County and throughout the region, supporting local manufacturers with expanded storage and transportation solutions and creating new jobs that will help secure a brighter future for all, added Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Hope Knight."

AmeriCold Logistics LLC is a major temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation company based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The company is in the business of modern commercialized temperature-controlled warehousing for the storage of perishable goods, one of the forms of food preservation.

"The Niagara Power project is a cornerstone for economic development in Western New York where it directly supports tens of thousands of jobs,” explained New York Power Authority Chairman John R. Koelmel. “We at NYPA are proud to support Americold so that it can establish a new cold storage facility in Dunkirk that will create 60 jobs and provide storage for Wells Enterprises, a major ice cream manufacturer and NYPA power customer."

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