Construction of a state-of-the-art freezer storage facility has begun in Houston, giving local foodservice and restaurant operations access to temperature-controlled freezer storage space.
Designed and built by Houston-based KDW, the Texas Frio Cold Storage facility will provide 43,742 square feet of cold storage space for whole and packaged beef, pork and poultry products and 19,086 square feet of office space.
The project has been master planned to double the facility’s cold storage space for future needs.
Texas Frio Cold Storage is designed with high pile storage racks capable of storing 287 truckloads of product while shipping and receiving from nine refrigerated dock positions.
The facility will house a fully automated Cascade refrigeration system, recognized as the most efficient low-temperature system currently on the market.
The system utilizes high-grade, R717 ammonia for the high side and harmless carbon dioxide for the low side.
All non-harmful ammonia is limited to the mechanical room while carbon dioxide is circulated within the refrigeration equipment in the cold storage areas.
Construction is expected to be completed by mid-2020.