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Henningsen Cold Storage Co. will build a new 166,000 square foot facility in Salem, Ore. at Mill Creek Corporate Center. SEDCOR, the City of Salem, and Oregon’s Department of Administrative Services (DAS) have been working closely with Henningsen Cold Storage for several months on the details of their new facility. The company executed a Purchase and Sale Agreement with Oregon Department of Administrative Services in July and anticipates beginning site preparation, on a 34-acre parcel, in the central portion of the corporate industrial campus, adjacent to Kuebler Boulevard.
Henningsen anticipates investing $27 million in this facility, which will serve as an innovative hub of activity for food processors, providing infrastructure needed for an industry that accounts for approximately 50 percent of the region’s manufacturing base. This is the first of an anticipated four-phase development, with future phases expected to generate additional jobs and investment. The company anticipates opening in spring 2017.
“We’re very excited about this new project for Salem and the vision that Henningsen Cold Storage brings to Mill Creek Corporate Center,” said Salem Mayor Anna Peterson. “Agriculture is critical for Salem and we’re proud of our growing partnership with an Oregon business that supports one of our most important industries for the region.”
With locations in Washington, Idaho, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Oregon, the Mill Creek location will be Henningsen’s second Salem, Ore. facility. The City of Salem and DAS will collaborate to construct a new traffic signal at Mill Creek Drive and Kuebler Boulevard, road improvements on Mill Creek Drive, and construction of an internal street, to serve the facility and future phases of development at Mill Creek Corporate Center.
“As a fifth-generation family owned company, we are eager to support the local activity of food processors and agricultural partners in the community” stated Henningsen’s Chairman and President, Mike Henningsen. “With our second Salem facility, we can better enhance the supply chain infrastructure in the region, which is currently struggling to keep up with the increasing demands of regulatory requirements and efficiencies”.
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