AGRO Merchants currently operates over 1.8 million SF of temperature-controlled warehouse and distribution space in the U.S, and around the world. When the opportunity to renovate an existing cold storage facility in Charleston, South Caroline became available, the firm elected to add it to its roster.The updated facility will provide storage, handling and other value-added services for AGRO’s import and export customers. Primus Builders was selected to provide design and construction management services.
The existing 121,000 SF cold storage facility will be updated to include blast freezing cells and 14,000 frozen pallet positions. The new blast cells will feature a CO2 refrigeration system and will be capable of 24-hour freeze time. They will also be equipped with LED lights and controlled by a central computer system.
A USDA laboratory will provide meat import and export inspection services. The lab was designed to meet all food safety inspection criteria.
The project also includes office and support spaces.