UPDATE: 11:00 AM The ground was broken at about 10:30 Wednesday morning. The facility will open in September 2020. Organizers say this will help the port import and export products that need to stay cool like poultry, pork, seafood and juices.
“We’re building the facility and operating the facility because there was a need to support the port and put it back to the levels of export poultry it was enjoying a few years ago,” said Brooks Royster with International Supply Chain Solutions.
ORIGINAL STORY: MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — City and County Officials will be on hand Wednesday morning to break ground on a new cold storage facility near the Brookley Aeroplex.
Last fall Baltimore-headquartered MTC Logistics announced it would build a $58 million cold storage facility between APM Terminals and Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley. [Wednesday] we break ground on a 300,000-square-foot buillding that will contain 12 million cubic feet of refrigerated space.
Project partners include: Alabama State Port Authority , APM Terminals, City of Mobile, Mobile Area Chamber, Mobile County and the State of Alabama.Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce News Release
Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, Mobile County Commissioner Jerry Carl, and others will help break ground on the new facility shortly after 10 Wednesday morning.