Business: Agile Cold Storage plans Dec. 15 grand opening of 150,000-square-foot campus in Cartersville, employing up to 70 people.

Business: Agile Cold Storage plans Dec. 15 grand opening of 150,000-square-foot campus in Cartersville, employing up to 70 people.

From late July: A look at the Agile Cold Storage construction site in Cartersville. Company photo.

Fourteen months after announce plans to open a 150,000-square-foot campus in Cartersville, Agile Cold Storage has scheduled a Dec. 15 grand opening at 400 Hamilton Crossing Road.

When announced in October 2020, the plan was to bring close to 70 jobs in Bartow County. A twin investment was planned in Gainesville as well, together valued at more than $60 million. Both are home to semi-automated freezer buildings.

Said Agile President and CEO Don Schoenl at the time: “As a Georgia-based company, we are very excited to make these investments and to be able to create these jobs in our home state. When we looked around the Southeast for the ideal location for these two facilities, Georgia really stood out. Georgia is home to a wide variety of food manufacturers, tremendous temperature controlled logistics partners, and a world-class port in Savannah,”“We appreciate the state’s interest in helping us grow and understand – from our previous experiences with various state agencies – we appreciate how committed they are to providing exceptional training and work environments for our team members.”

Agile’s state-of-the-art facility will use automation where possible to make the work environment safer and more efficient for its team members. The company’s advanced technologies reduce its environmental impact by eliminating ammonia refrigerants and decreasing energy and water consumption. Agile’s experienced management team and best practices will allow for reliable, efficient, and flexible receiving, storage, and shipping of its customers’ products. Agile’s customers’ products will satisfy demand for both the domestic and international markets. The facilities include frozen and deep freeze temperature zones to ensure products are blast frozen and maintained at the highest levels of quality in accordance with industry specifications and government regulations.

The Norcross-based company has been in service for more than 25 years.

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