Charleston-area industrial construction weathers economic pressures

Original Article found in The Post and Courier The Charleston-area industrial real estate market proved resilient in the first quarter despite rising interest rates and a cooling economy, with tenants absorbing 2.2 million square feet, according to a new report. All told, according to Colliers, 3.7 million square feet of new space came online in the first…

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Running on Ice Podcast: Jeff Manno Shares Insights on FlexCold and Cold Storage Trends

An abbreviated interview:  Jeff Manno, FlexCold Co-founder, guest speaker on the Freight Waves podcast, Running on Ice with Mary O’Connell.  In this episode, Jeff Manno discusses cold storage trends, how FlexCold is positioned to grow, and why Jacksonville, Florida was selected for its first location. Mary O’Connell:  I’m very excited today. I have been secretly following you guys, so…

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FlexCold Establishing Cold Storage Operations in Dorchester County

$49.9 million investment will create 59 new jobs FlexCold, a leading cold storage warehousing and logistics company, today announced plans to establish operations in Dorchester County. The company’s $49.9 million investment will create 59 new jobs. Headquartered in Charleston, FlexCold specializes in cold storage warehousing and logistics by providing customers with personalized cold storage expertise…

Online grocery shopping, shifting trade boost US cold storage demand

Changing consumption habits, cargo shifts from the West Coast, and rapid population growth are driving the buildout of refrigerated warehousing space in the US, particularly in the Southeast and Sun Belt, according to developers, warehouse operators, and ports. Overall US containerized refrigerated (reefer) volumes tumbled 21.8 percent in the first five months of 2022, according…

FlexCold set to open first ever facility in Jacksonville

Originally appeared in Jacksonville Business Journal. By Kaitlyn McCue –  Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal Aug 8, 2022 Supply chain company FlexCold is set to open its first Jacksonville facility later this month — and is already talking about the possibility of expanding the site. FlexCold is bringing the 150,000-square-foot cold storage facility to the area at a time when demand…


REFRIGERATED STORAGE PROVIDERS RUSH TO FILL DEMAND THROUGH NEW BUILDS AND BIG INNOVATIONS By Conrad Winter | Jaxport Magazine, pages 34-36. In a recent publication of Jaxport Magazine, author Conrad Winter compares the current landscape for refrigerated space to that of gold rush in San Francisco, nearly two centuries ago. “173 years after San Francisco…

Craig Turner Appointed to Lead FlexCold

Charleston, SC – March 1, 2022 – FlexCold today announced the appointment of its next leader, Craig Turner, as president.  A seasoned food distribution and supply chain executive, Turner is uniquely qualified to advance FlexCold’s vision and establish its model to serve the nation’s cold supply chain with innovation, efficiency, and customer focus.  His appointment…

Food shippers tapping Florida ports to avoid congestion

“Warehouse operator FlexCold… plans to open a cold storage warehouse north of Jacksonville’s Blount Island Marine Terminal around the middle of this year.” by: Michael Angell, Associate Editor | Feb 16, 2022 Original Article: Fresh and prepared food shippers are increasingly tapping Florida ports to import refrigerated cargoes thanks to the growing variety of distribution options available…

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Visit FlexCold at Seafood Expo North America to learn how to… break from the school

Break from the school. Visit FlexCold at Seafood Expo North America to learn more. We are excited to be exhibiting at the Seafood Expo North America, the market’s largest seafood trade event, attracting seafood suppliers and buyers in every market category including retail, restaurant, catering, foodservice and processing.  The event will take place March 13th…

FlexCold celebrates Jax groundbreaking with donation to FNEFL

Originally appeared in Jacksonville Business Journal. By Will Brown –  Reporter, Jacksonville Business Journal Oct 26, 2021, 2:51pm EDT FlexCold dared to be different. The cold storage company will open a 151,000-square foot facility in the shadows of Jaxport next year. Instead of a massive grand opening celebration, the company paired Tuesday’s understated shovel ceremony with a $10,000 donation to Feeding Northeast Florida….