Cold storage facility planned for Luverne
The freezer will store product from three Lynch mills and two harvest plants.
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.”
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.