ARIZONA – Interstate Warehousing, one of the world’s largest cold storage companies, broke ground in Kingman, Arizona, announcing that its network of facilities is growing again.
The Arizona Commerce Authority reported that shortly, the company will begin construction of IWI’s new facility on a 92-acre site in Kingman.
“Over the years, we have had several customers express interest in Interstate Warehousing providing a West Coast alternative to meet cold storage needs, and Kingman, Arizona, has proven to be a perfect location for IWI,” said John Tippmann, Jr, President of Interstate Warehousing / Tippmann Group.
According to company officials, the location is strategic, providing excellent access to several major markets such as Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles, while opening the door to new opportunities for customers with operations in the West.
The first phase of IWI Kingman will be a 273,000-square-foot freezer facility with a 55-foot clear ceiling.
The facility is expected to generate about 70 jobs and house more than 30,000 pallet positions and will feature turret trucks that will circulate through very narrow aisles to maximize storage space. The building will also have a modern two-story office to greet visitors upon arrival, and 43 dock doors to serve truck drivers picking up or delivering goods to the warehouse.
Overall site planning is underway for future expansion of up to 1.2 million square feet at the facility as additional customer needs arise.
Interstate Warehousing is the fourth largest publicly held cold storage company in the United States, with more than 115 million cubic feet of refrigerated and frozen storage space nationwide.
Tippmann Construction, a sister company of Interstate Warehousing, is responsible for the design and construction of the project. Both are part of the Tippmann Group family of companies, headquartered in Fort Wayne, IN. The facility is scheduled to be completed and operational in the fourth quarter of 2023.