JBS USA, Lineage celebrate grand opening of cold storage facility

Warehouse designed to lower energy consumption, reduce food waste.

October 13, 2023

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Lineage, one of the world’s leading temperature-controlled industrial REITs and integrated solutions providers, recently held the grand opening of its newest facility in Windsor, Colorado. Built for long-time customer JBS USA, Lineage developed the $100 million facility to support the distribution of products to JBS customers.

The next-generation, fully automated facility in Windsor expands Lineage’s network of strategically located automated facilities worldwide. Lineage’s automated warehousing solutions combine cutting-edge technology, applied sciences and innovative thinking to create greater efficiency, improve the quality of food products while in storage, and reduce energy consumption and food waste – efforts that will also contribute to cost efficiencies for JBS over time.

“For the past year, we’ve worked closely with JBS and the great Town of Windsor to construct a state-of-the-art facility that helps strengthen JBS’s supply chain to get food on consumers’ tables, and we could not be prouder of the outcome,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, president and chief executive officer at Lineage.

The new warehouse is designed to help lower energy consumption and reduce food waste by storing product in a denser, more energy efficient cube and automating decision-making to optimize loading, unloading and storage tasks. The automated cold storage is outfitted with proprietary warehouse management systems, computer vision systems, algorithms, visibility platforms and machine learning capabilities that will support JBS as the company further optimizes its supply chain.

“We are excited to celebrate this milestone in partnership with Lineage and the Town of Windsor,” said Wesley Batista Filho, CEO of JBS USA. “This facility allows us to provide high-quality food products to our customers in an increasingly efficient way using the latest technology.”

Lineage and JBS broke ground on the facility in April 2022 in partnership with the Town of Windsor and Upstate Colorado Economic Development. The completed facility spans approximately 200,000 square feet and includes more than 20,000 pallet positions.

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