Lineage Logistics President and CEO Greg Lehmkuhl announced April 6 that the company plans to begin a $42 million expansion of its Jourdan Road cold-storage facility at the Port of New Orleans, according to GNO Inc.
One of two major Lineage facilities at the Port of New Orleans, the cold-storage complex at Jourdan Road along the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal will grow from 160,000 square feet to 304,000 square feet. The company will retain 188 existing Louisiana jobs with the new project, while creating an estimated 50 new direct maritime and warehousing jobs.
Lineage represents the largest network of temperature-controlled warehouses globally, with more than 340 strategically located facilities offering over 2.1 billion cubic feet of capacity and spanning 15 countries across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South America.
To secure the project, Louisiana is providing $10 million in capital outlay funds, while Port NOLA is providing $2 million and Lineage Logistics is investing the remaining $30 million in capital for the cold-storage project. The company also is expected to utilize Louisiana’s Quality Jobs Program.
Lineage’s expansion project, which will generate an estimated 150 construction jobs, is projected to be complete in the second quarter of 2022. See the full story.