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A Legacy of Excellence

Union Avenue - 1927

Chances are, if you work anywhere near the cold supply chain, you know the name Henningsen. Founded in 1923 by Waldemar F. Henningsen, Sr., the company originally grew into cold storage operations at seven locations throughout the Pacific Northwest under the name Northwestern Ice & Cold Storage Co. Four facilities were located in Portland, two in Washington — Walla Walla and Tacoma (Pacific Refrigerating Company) — and the other in American Falls, Idaho.

1923

W.F. Henningsen Founds Northwestern Ice & Cold Storage

Washington Street (Portland, OR) Facility Opened

Waldemar F. Henningsen, Sr.

1927

Union Avenue (Portland, OR) Facility Opened

1944

Northwestern Ice & Cold Storage opens 4th Portland, OR Facility

1961

Second generation of Henningsen leadership

Waldemar F. Henningsen, Jr.

Paul V. Henningsen

1963

Northwestern Ice & Cold Storage Grows to Seven Facilities before Consolidating Operations

1973

Company Transformed Into Henningsen Cold Storage

Began cold storage operations in Forest Grove, OR

1978

Third generation of Henningsen leadership

Twin Falls, ID Facility built; expanded 4 times

Michael E. Henningsen, Sr.

1982

Richland, WA Facility Built; Expanded 1985

1993

Stilwell, OK Warehouse Built

1996

Portland (West), OR Facility Built; Expanded in 1998

1999

Fourth generation of Henningsen leadership

Grand Forks, ND Facility Built

Michael E. Henningsen, Jr.

2001

Scranton, Pennsylvania Facility Purchased

2005

Kent, WA Facility Opens

2008

Portland (East), OR Facility Built; Expanded in 2014

2014

New Facility Built in Salem, OR

2015

Henningsen becomes a 5th generation family business

Kayla Henningsen