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United States Cold Storage Establishes Hebron, Indiana, Cold Storage Complex

United States Cold Storage, a provider of public refrigerated warehousing and related logistics services, will establish an automated cold storage facility in Hebron, Indiana. The $124 million project is expected to create up to 60 jobs by the end of 2028.

The company will construct and equip a 13.58 million-cubic-foot public refrigerated warehouse, along with associated trailer drop areas, a dock and related needs. Operations are scheduled for May 2025.

“This northwest Indiana location is strategically located in a key market for USCS and will offer additional capacity in the Chicagoland area providing the necessary space for the growth of our current customers as well as Best-In-Cold service to new customers,” said Adam Ashley, general manager at USCS. “In partnership with our Lebanon, Indiana, location and our Chicago-area warehouses, we can offer customers coordinated, less-than-truckload distribution savings and help them reach 48 states within the U.S. Indiana and Lake County have been great partners to work with through the entire process, and we look forward to this continued partnership.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is working with USCS to finalize a performance-based incentive offer to support the company’s investment and job creation plans in Indiana. Lake County will offer additional incentives.

“This is an exciting day for Lake County and for Indiana as we celebrate the impact of the READI program and our commitment to economic and community development,” noted Indiana Secretary of Commerce David Rosenberg. “USCS’s decision to establish a second facility in Indiana reflects the company’s confidence in our skilled Hoosier workforce and in the northwest Indiana community.”

New-Jersey-based USCS manages more than 411 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution space in 42 facilities across the U.S. The company is the third largest public refrigerated warehouse logistics provider in North America.

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