Kenyon Zero Storage Plans to Expand Cold Storage Facility with Land Purchase at Foster Wells Business Park
Kenyon Zero Storage plans to expand their cold storage capacity in Franklin County with the recent purchase of 21 acres at the Port of Pasco’s Foster Wells Business Park. Kenyon plans to construct a 202,000 sq. ft. cold storage facility in 2020, which will complement their nearby 410,000 sq. ft. facility built in 2015.
“One of the main deciding factors in constructing our cold storage facilities at the Port property was the proximity to the many existing food processors at the Pasco Processing Center, the diverse Agricultural crops grown in the Columbia Basin region, and the ease of access to major transportation routes to the Pacific Northwest,” stated Scott Wingert, Kenyon Zero Storage, Inc. President.
Kenyon Zero’s facilities have the capability to freeze and/or refrigerate products and are equipped with bulk storage and racking to meet all of their clients’ needs.
“We have sold nearly all of the vacant land at the Foster Wells Business Park,” stated Mayra Reyna, the Port’s Director of Properties. We only have two lots available for sale and once those are sold both the Foster Wells Business Park and the Pasco Processing Center will be fully built out. This highlighted the need for additional industrial land, leading to the Port’s recent purchase of 300 acres about a mile north of the Pasco Processing Center, to be known as the Reimann Industrial Center.
“Kenyon Zero’s expansion demonstrates the success of our economic development strategy,” said Randy Hayden, Port of Pasco Executive Director. The Port partnered with the City of Pasco and Franklin PUD to develop the Pasco Processing Center. We were not only successful in recruiting food processing to our region, but also companies serving that industry, like Kenyon Zero. The strategy helped bring new jobs to Pasco.Kenyon is one of the top ten taxpayers in Franklin County which helps support local governments and local schools.”
The Foster Wells Business Park is a 50-acre development geared for light industrial development. Today, businesses such as Second Harvest, Rock Placing Company, Volm, Teton Gold, Pioneer Packaging and PECCAS, LLC call it home.
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