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UNITED STATES COLD STORAGE SELLS THREE TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED WAREHOUSES TO VERTICAL COLD STORAGE
CAMDEN, NJ, and NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD– United States Cold Storage (USCS) has sold
three public refrigerated warehouses in Medley, FL; Marshville, NC, and La Vista, NE, to Vertical Cold
Storage, North Sioux City, SD, and its parent, Platform Ventures, Kansas City, KS.
Terms of the divestiture were not released. Officials said the deal supports USCS’ strategic shift towards
automation, innovation, and logistics services; while Vertical Cold Storage expands in key Midwest and
“Our goal is to provide a greater level of investment in core market facilities where we can automate,
create additional scale, and expand our industry-leading COLDshare Consolidation programs,” noted
Larry Alderfer, USCS President & CEO.
“United States Cold Storage is excited to reinvest all these proceeds and we have recently announced
the further expansion of our Tulare, CA, facility and the purchase of an additional 39 acres in Turlock,
CA, for future expansion,” he added. “We are also well into planning stages for automated expansions in
our Midwest, Northeast and Texas markets.”
Wells Fargo Securities, LLC served as Exclusive Financial Advisor to USCS.
“These acquisitions give us a strong foothold in some of the fastest-growing yet underserved regions of
the country and support our rapidly expanding protein business, including meat, poultry and seafood,”
said Curt Mastbergen, President of Vertical Cold Storage. “As public facilities, we plan to build the
customer base at each location by introducing new technology and best practices designed to
dramatically improve customer performance. The purchase also complements our greenfield
The purchased facilities are:
Medley, FL, near Miami, is 6.7 million cubic feet with 35,153 racked pallet positions and 29 dock doors. It
features temperature zones ranging from -10ºF to 45ºF, import/export and repack services.
La Vista, NE, near Omaha, is 3 million cubic feet with 11,267 racked pallet positions and 31 dock doors. It
features temperature zones ranging from -10ºF to 45ºF, import/export and is ASI certified.
Marshville, NC, is 2.3 million cubic feet with 8,700 racked pallet positions and 16 dock doors, It features
temperature zones ranging from -10ºF to 45ºF, blast freezing to -30ºF, export and is USDA and FDA
About United States Cold Storage
United States Cold Storage, Inc. (USCS), Camden, NJ, is a premier provider of public refrigerated
warehousing (PRW) and related logistics services throughout the USA. With roots dating back to 1899,
USCS has long served a diverse customer base with requirements ranging from primary storage to fully
integrated third-party logistics. The company offers more than 406 million cubic feet of temperaturecontrolled
warehouse and distribution space in 40 facilities located in 13 states including California,
Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas,
Utah and Virginia. USCS is the third largest PRW Logistics provider in North America. It is a subsidiary of
the U.K.’s John Swire & Sons Ltd. More information is available at www.uscold.com.
About Vertical Cold Storage
Vertical Cold Storage is a full-service logistics solution provider that builds, develops and operates
temperature-controlled facilities throughout the United States. Vertical Cold emphasizes customer care
and the satisfaction of supply chain professionals while deploying the industry’s most up-to-date
technology and automation. More information is available at www.verticalcold.com.
About Platform Ventures
Platform Ventures, through certain asset management subsidiaries, manages and invests in real estate,
real estate-related assets, real estate technologies and real estate-focused companies located
throughout the United States. Platform’s experienced team seeks to add value to client portfolios by
applying its knowledge of the long-term cycles and macroeconomic trends that shape the real estate
market in order to create price-to-value dislocations. Platform Investments, LLC, which is owned by
Platform Ventures, manages several investment vehicles that consist of institutional investors and high
net worth investors. Platform Investments has invested in 37 states with approximately $2.5 billion of
assets under management as of December 31, 2021. 1 Visit www.platformv.com for more information.
May 09, 2022