ATLANTA, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Americold today announced the grand opening of a new temperature-controlled storage facility in Delhi, Louisiana. This ultra-modern, energy efficient facility provides more than 4.7 million cubic feet of convertible temperature-controlled storage space dedicated to the support of the adjacent ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston sweet potato processing facility. The new facility is located at 75 Highway 609.
The grand opening ceremony, which is being held March 4, 2011, will be attended by Americold and Lamb Weston senior executives and will celebrate the dedication and hard work that transformed the facility from concept to reality. The event will include guest speakers, a ribbon cutting ceremony, and a luncheon.
"The Delhi facility is symbolic of our partnership with Lamb Weston and our commitment to achieving mutually beneficial relationships with our customers that meet the needs of their growing businesses," commented Jos Opdeweegh, Chief Executive Officer of Americold. "Both organizations worked around the clock to achieve shared goals for this new state-of-the-art temperature-controlled storage facility. I am proud of what our teams have accomplished in a short time frame."
"We are pleased to expand our long-term partnership with Americold to Louisiana," said Gary Cuddeford, vice president of operations, ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston. "This new, efficient Americold storage facility will help us meet our customers' needs for quality sweet potato products, year-round."
About Lamb Weston
Lamb Weston, a brand of ConAgra Foods, Inc., is North America's premier supplier of frozen potato, sweet potato, appetizer and other vegetable products, serving both the foodservice and retail industries. For more information, please visit www.lambweston.com.
About ConAgra Foods, Inc.
ConAgra Foods, Inc., (NYSE : CAG ) is one of North America's leading food companies, with brands in 97 percent of America's households. Consumers find Banquet, Chef Boyardee, Egg Beaters, Healthy Choice, Hebrew National, Hunt's, Marie Callender's, Orville Redenbacher's, PAM, Peter Pan, Reddi-wip, Slim Jim, Snack Pack and many other ConAgra Foods brands in grocery, convenience, mass merchandise and club stores. ConAgra Foods also has a strong business-to-business presence, supplying frozen potato and sweet potato products as well as other vegetable, spice and grain products to a variety of well-known restaurants, foodservice operators and commercial customers. For more information, please visit www.conagrafoods.com.
About Americold Realty Trust
Americold is the global leader in temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics to the food industry, offering the most comprehensive warehousing, transportation, and logistics solutions in the world. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates 182 temperature-controlled warehouses in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, China, Argentina and Canada. Americold possesses the largest cold storage network in the US with a total capacity of over 1.1 billion cubic feet of storage. Americold's warehouses are an integral part of the supply chain connecting food producers, processors, distributors, and retailers to the end consumer.
For more information about Americold visit www.americoldrealty.com.