Cold storage facility planned for Luverne

The freezer will store product from three Lynch mills and two harvest plants.

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LUVERNE — Lynch Family Companies has announced plans to add cold storage capacity adjacent to its plant in Luverne.

Lineage Logistics will construct and operate the facility, according to a company press release.

The freezer is being built on a 47-acre field that hosts the Luverne plant. Lynch sold 13 of those acres to Lineage Logistics, the world’s largest temperature-controlled industrial real estate investment trust and logistics solutions provider.

Lynch is planning to rent one-third of the space in the freezer for product storage, which will alleviate supply-chain issues and allow customers access to fresher pork.

The freezer will store products from three Lynch mills and two harvest plants.


“It gives us more control and a ton of flexibility,” said Dan Paquin, the president of Premium Iowa Pork. “The new facility will also provide much-needed jobs to the area.”

Owner Brent Pavelko has spent significant time renovating the interior, using an eclectic mix of materials and decor relating to Lakefield and the surrounding region itself.
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On-site storage will allow Lynch to ship its product to customers across the country more efficiently.

“This project will give Premium Iowa Pork access to a state-of-the-art freezer with the premier global operator in that space. This will allow Premium Iowa Pork’s facilities the ability to move its temperature-controlled inventory quickly and efficiently, avoiding transportation time and cost,” Paquin said.

Lineage, based in Novi, Michigan, has a global network of over 400 strategically located facilities totaling over two billion cubic feet of capacity in 19 countries across North America, Europe and Asia.

Lynch Family Companies, Inc., is a collection of family-owned, agriculture-focused organizations headquartered in Waucoma, Iowa.

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