Thursday, 11 April 2013 19:28

Millard Refrigerated Services Moves to Diversify Cargo at Millard Maritime® Facility Near Mobile

Company is making significant investment to repurpose operation for new export and import opportunities

Millard Refrigerated Services, a leading refrigerated warehousing and distribution services company, today announced it is dedicating substantial resources to developing its property in Theodore, AL. The 300-acre Millard Maritime® facility, which includes a 1,600 ft. wharf and rail, interstate and barge access, will increase its focus on diversified cargo and shipping activities.

Millard will invest in rail and property infrastructure to accommodate the handling of new export cargo like aggregates, iron ore fines, wood and non-hazardous chemicals. The company will also dedicate resources to increase its growing import and export business, while preparing to handle additional cargo.

“We’ve determined there is a better business opportunity for Millard Maritime to utilize the facility with a wide array of new and existing commodity lines, and developed a master plan for the property that takes advantage of its full freight handling capabilities. We are now starting to execute that plan and believe it will result in a very vibrant operation within the next few years,” said Lance Larsen, President & CEO of Millard Refrigerated Services.

As part of the process to renovate the property, the current workforce will be reduced. The affected workers are being encouraged to apply for openings at other Millard locations. The remaining team members will focus on non-refrigerated business at the port and other maritime activities, as well as on readying the facility for its new lines of business.

Millard was founded in 1963 by Larry Larsen and continues to be a family-owned and operated business that has added supply chain solutions like transportation, re-distribution, high pressure processing and import/export to it original warehousing offer. More recently, the company has expanded its Attalla, Alabama and Sunnyvale, Texas distribution centers to accommodate growth.

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About Millard Refrigerated Services

Millard Refrigerated Services was founded in 1963, in Omaha, NE. The company remains family owned and operated. Millard currently serves all of North America through the operation of 36 regional facilities, and is the third-largest refrigerated warehouse and distribution company in the United States. In addition to cold storage warehousing and transportation, Millard provides clients with a wide variety of other value-added services including High Pressure Pasteurization (HPP), logistics support and import/export assistance. To learn more about Millard’s full line of value added services, please visit www.millardref.com or call 402-896-6600.

About Millard Maritime®

Millard Maritime® is a privately owned and operated port facility located in Theodore, Alabama (near Mobile). With nearly 300 acres of multi-use land available, the facility features a marine terminal, a 1,600 ft. wharf, export and import capabilities, bulk, liquid and break-bulk loading/unloading with easy rail, interstate and barge access. To learn more about Millard Maritime, please visit  http://millardmaritime.com or call 888.896.0140.

Millard Refrigerated Services
Tim Smith, +1-402-880-0894
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
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