Since 2022, the demand for cold storage has been on the rise and that trend is expected to continue through 2030. A growing population, changing lifestyles and consumer preferences are some factors fueling this increased demand.
Consumers are moving away from canned and packaged goods, opting instead for fresh meal kits and frozen foods, both of which require special handling to preserve their quality. But it isn’t the food industry alone that is behind the growing demand for cold storage. Pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, artwork and even books – any product really that is sensitive to changes in temperature requires the special accommodations that cold storage facilities offer.
Offering Alabama Cold Storage Solutions Across Industries
When you’re dealing with temperature-sensitive products, it is crucial to find a facility equipped to handle your storage needs – refrigerated, frozen, temperature-controlled, or climate-controlled – lest you jeopardize the integrity of your inventories. This can be especially true when you are storing and moving goods through the warmer, more humid climate of the country’s Southeast region. Fortunately for Palisades Logistics’ customers, our Alabama partner operates a full-service warehouse ranked as one of the best temperature-controlled storage facilities in the Southeast.
Temperature-Controlled to Preserve Inventory Integrity
The facility is designed to meet the needs of small, local businesses and large, international corporations alike. Of the more than one million square feet of available storage space, 920,000 square feet are dedicated to dry storage; 105,000 to frozen storage; and 185,000 square feet to refrigerated storage. This provides customers who deal with a variety of products with varying storage requirements the opportunity to consolidate their inventories in one location and experience significant savings in shipping costs.
The Alabama warehouse employs ammonia refrigeration and blast freezing technologies to ensure stored products reach and maintain their ideal temperatures for quality preservation. Additionally, the facility holds the highest BRC food-grade rating available – “AA.”
Quick, Efficient Fulfillment Options
While the proper storage environment is crucial to temperature-sensitive inventories, the transportation methods for these products are equally important. Quick, efficient, and accurate delivery of these products to the end users helps to ensure their integrity. Customers of the Alabama temperature-controlled warehouse benefit from the facility’s high velocity fulfillment capabilities as well as its proximity to I-10, the nation’s main east-west corridor. This location boasts easy access to and from all major southeastern ports – Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; Panama City and Jacksonville, FL; and Savannah, GA – and provides one-day delivery options within much of the southeastern marketplace.
If you have a need for dependable cold storage and optimal distribution response time throughout the Southeast, contact Palisades Logistics to learn more about our Alabama temperature-controlled warehousing solutions.