NewCold’s $333 million automated warehouse in Georgia expands partnership with Conagra brands

NewCold, a global leader in advanced food logistics, steps into new territory with a highly automated warehouse strategically located in McDonough, Georgia. The $333 million state-of-the-art facility is now operational and builds on the partnership with Conagra Brands, one of North America’s leading branded food companies.


“We are proud and excited to grow our successful partnership with the Conagra team, supporting their supply chain in the important Southeast region,” said Jonas Swarttouw, NewCold Executive Vice President of Commercial and Chairman, North America. “Going live with our dry goods high-bay warehouse also marks a new era in NewCold’s US presence as an innovator of multi-temperature, end-to-end food logistics solutions,” Swarttouw added.


The large-scale warehouse features NewCold’s proprietary technology and is now the most advanced facility in Conagra’s network.


“Conagra is pleased to take another step in modernizing our distribution network in partnership with NewCold,” Deirdre Elter, Vice President, Customer Supply Chain and Logistics. “NewCold’s new, state-of-the-art automated warehouse will play a critical role in meeting our commitments to customers and consumers.”


McDonough is the latest facility in NewCold’s network that leverages automation to deliver 24/7 always-on high levels of service while adding greater resilience, sustainability, and efficiency to our customers’ supply chains.


“With our expanding geographic footprint, we’re extending our customer-centric commitment to yet another remarkable logistics area. Our cutting-edge solutions demand exceptional employees to uphold our promise of delivering world-class service. We’re thrilled to welcome a diverse group of highly skilled team members to our operation,” said Mike Shawgo, NewCold Executive Vice President of Operations in North America


Several NewCold team members have chosen to relocate to McDonough to contribute to this new endeavor.


Hailed as the single-largest investment by a business in Henry County when announced in 2022, NewCold’s facility in Midland Industrial Park is to create 170 jobs. The investment is expected to bring economic uplift, innovation, and employment for local Georgians.


“We are excited by NewCold’s use of the latest supply chain innovations in this facility and the exciting career opportunities it will bring our citizens. The news of Conagra as NewCold’s partner in this development only strengthens the long-term positive impact for our area,” stated Henry County Development Authority Executive Director F. J. “Josh” Fenn.


The site’s strategic location offers access to 80% of the U.S. market in less than two days of driving or two hours by plane. Aside from road and rail, the state is also home to the nation’s fastest-growing port.


McDonough is NewCold’s fourth facility in the United States.


About NewCold:
NewCold is a global leader in advanced food logistics, with 17 state-of-the-art automated and energy-efficient warehouses on three continents with over 1.3 million pallet positions. NewCold provides end-to-end supply chain solutions to leading food companies powered by innovative technology and backed by a team of 2,000 people.


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