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Preferred Freezer opens 190K sq. ft. distribution center in Woodbridge

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The ribbon is cut at the refrigerated storage and distribution center in Woodbridge built by Advance Realty and F. Greek Development and leased to Preferred Freezer.
The ribbon is cut at the refrigerated storage and distribution center in Woodbridge built by Advance Realty and F. Greek Development and leased to Preferred Freezer. - ()

Woodbridge is now home to Preferred Freezer's newest refrigerated storage and distribution center, following completion of the building by Advance Realty and F. Greek Development.

The 190,000-square-foot facility, which sits at 275 Blair Road, is less than one mile from the New Jersey Turnpike, according to a news release. The project has led to the creation of 60 new jobs in the red-hot distribution and logistics center.

“With global food imports continuing to rise, a world-class warehouse in this location positions Preferred Freezer to scale its operations in this extremely busy global logistics hub,” Peter J. Cocoziello, president of Bridgewater-based Advance Realty, said in a prepared statement. “We believe there will be further demand for capacity from the logistics industry and we look forward to building similarly specialized industrial facilities for other corporations.”   

Cocoziello joined representatives from F. Greek and Woodbridge township officials earlier this week to mark the opening of the facility, which can hold 40 million pounds of inventory on 27,363 pallets, the news release said. Chatham-based Preferred Freezer is leasing the facility, which has 65-foot-high ceiling and total capacity of 10 million cubic feet, from the joint venture.

Woodbridge Mayor John McCormac predicted the facility would lead to other projects in logistics sector coming to his township.

“We see the rising demand for logistics capacity near Port Newark/Elizabeth as a tremendous opportunity for Woodbridge,” McCormac said. “Preferred Freezer, which is recognized as the global industry leader, sees that Middlesex County is the ideal corridor as the need for sophisticated storage solutions moves inland and south. And we have no doubt that other logistics companies will follow.”

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