Lineage Logistics Acquires McAllen’s Largest Cold Storage Operation on the U.S.-Mexico Border
McAllen, TX - Lineage Logistics (“Lineage”), a warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Loop Cold Storage (“Loop”), Oneida Cold Storage (“Oneida”) and Millard Refrigerated Services (“Millard”), which was previously announced in March. With these three acquisitions, Lineage expands its national cold storage footprint to over 544 million cubic feet and a facility network of 102 facilities in 21 states. Financial terms of the transactions were not disclosed.
Based in McAllen, TX, Loop has the largest cold storage operation on the U.S.-Mexico border servicing the imports of fruits and vegetables and specializing in the international produce trade. In addition to cold storage services, Loop provides value-added packaging and cooler services for produce distributors. Former owner John McGuire has joined Lineage’s management team as VP of Fresh Business to focus on developing Lineage’s fresh services segment.
“This indicates job security for the already existing 250 jobs between Loop and Millard in McAllen. Aside from that, as the region grows, so will Lineage. Our industry (food/produce logistics) focuses on international logistics which is great for our area” said Tony Godinez, director of business development for Lineage Logistics.
Headquartered in Henderson, CO, Oneida is the largest cold storage provider in the Denver metropolitan area. At over 400,000 square feet, Oneida’s state-of-the-art facility provides customers with a variety of services including custom freezing programs, multi-temperature storage, tempering services, and retail distribution solutions.
“The addition of Millard, Loop, and Oneida represent another transformational moment for Lineage and continues our long-term strategy to build the leader in temperature controlled logistics”, said Kevin Marchetti, Managing Director of Bay Grove.
“We are thrilled to officially welcome the newest members to the Lineage family,” said Bill He
ndricksen, CEO of Lineage Logistics. “We look forward to continuing our commitment to our customers by offering innovative, creative, and customizable logistics solutions as a unified organization.”
For more information on Lineage Logistics, Loop Cold Storage, and Millard Refrigerated Services, please visit the following websites:
www.lineagelogistics.com - http://www.loopcoldstorage.com - http://www.millardref.com