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Richland Soon to be Home of the World's Largest Refrigerated Warehouse

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The warehouse is on track to be completed in July. The warehouse is on track to be completed in July.
RICHLAND, WA- The largest refrigerated warehouse in North America will soon be finished in Richland bringing more than 100 to the area.

Preferred Freezer Services is building a 116-foot tall structure that will hold up to 2 billion pounds of frozen food a year.

The facility costs $115 million to build.  That equals nearly $250,000 a day.  Nearly 250 construction workers are out there working on the project.  This refrigerated warehouse is also the first in the U.S. to have an oxygen reduction system inside, as it's main fire prevention system.

The company said with all the growth in the area, it was the perfect place for this structure.

"We looked at this market, the strong growth and agriculture and other things around here.  It was very attractive.  We've grown and expanded our nitch and our market over the last 20 years.  We started to branch out and we decided this was the next step for us," said Burnie Taylor, Preferred Freezer Services General Manager.

The warehouse is 455,000 square feet in total, which is equal to about eight football fields.  The structure is on track to be finished in July. Once it opens, Preferred Freezer Services expects more than 100 jobs to be available at the warehouse.

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