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June 5, 2018 1:30 PM, EDT
Lineage Logistics Acquires Warehouse in Wisconsin, Adds Four Southeast Locations
U.S. Growers Cold Storage Pallets ready for loading onto trucks at the U.S. Growers Cold Storage in Ventura, Calif., one of eight warehouses purchased by Lineage Logistics in November 2017. (Stellar.net)

Lineage Logistics has acquired Service Cold Storage in Stevens Point, Wis., along with a portfolio of four leased cold-storage warehouses located in Georgia, Louisiana, South Carolina and Virginia.

The moves are part of Lineage’s strategy to expand in the United States, company officials said.

Terms were not disclosed for either transaction.

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SCS operates a single warehouse with 11 million cubic feet of refrigerated storage space in Stevens Point and will serve as the “flagship operation” in the state of Wisconsin for Lineage.

Les Dobbe, CEO of SCS, said the decision to join forces with Lineage “will help us to deliver greater value to our customers and to create more opportunities for our employees.”

SCS is constructing an addition to its warehouse to increase capacity to 20 million cubic feet of space, and the company recently launched Contigo Logistics, a transportation service that handles the movement of dry, fresh and frozen shipments throughout the continental United States and Canada. SCS also introduced in December a trailer spotting service.

“We are thrilled to welcome the SCS team to the Lineage family and to grow our Midwest presence,” Lineage CEO Greg Lehmkuhl said in a statement June 5.

The purchase and the establishment of Lineage’s first warehouse in Wisconsin “strengthens our ability to create efficiencies across customer supply chains,” Lehmkuhl noted.

In April, Lineage Logistics announced plans to double the size of its cold storage warehouse facility in Sunnyvale, Calif. And last November, the company acquired eight facilities in the Los Angles market from U.S. Growers Cold Storage.

Novi, Mich.-based Lineage Logistics ranks No. 18 on the Transport Topics Top 50 list of largest logistics companies in North America. The company also ranks No. 2 on TT’s list of largest refrigerated warehousing firms.