New Washington distribution and processing centre
Preferred Freezer Services (PFS) has announced that a new 314,424 square-foot, state-of-the-art warehousing, distribution, and processing centre will be developed in Federal Way, Washington, USA.
PFS will offer its signature 3PL services from this spacious, temperature-controlled storage and distribution centre. In addition, the industrial-zoned site will house a 75,000 square-foot dedicated, customised processing facility independently operated by Orca Bay Seafoods Inc.
PFS is an experienced LEED®-certified designer, developer, and operator of facilities which are maintained to ensure environmental responsibility in the US and globally. All technologically advanced PFS warehouse facilities are developed and constructed to continually ensure and improve the stewardship of local resources. Orca Bay Seafoods shares these values as well and over the years have implemented numerous conservation initiatives including: participation in Fishery Improvement Projects and reengineering production processes to reduce packaging waste, energy consumption, and water usage.
Development of the 19 acre site will include the relocation and enhancement of the seasonal wetlands discovered on site. The Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of approving this plan of action.
“Preferred Freezer Services is excited to partner with Orca Bay Seafoods Inc. on this new project and set the standard for the entire business park. Our companies share similar cultures and strive to exceed expectations with any and all interactions between our employees, vendors, valued customers, and the communities in which we operate our businesses. We are confident that this new facility will allow Orca Bay and all customers PFS serves today the opportunity to grow their business within this region,” said Dan DiDonato, executive vice president of Preferred Freezer Services.
President and chief executive officer of Orca Bay Seafoods Inc. Ryan Mackey added, “Orca Bay has done business in the Seattle-Tacoma area for over 30 years. The move to Federal Way and partnership with Preferred Freezer Services provides us an ideal opportunity to improve our operational efficiency and flexibility by consolidating our Bellevue and Renton locations.
“The new space also affords us the ability to continue our commitment to exceeding our customer’s expectations by offering quality frozen seafood produced with the highest levels of food safety and environmental sustainability. This is going to be great not only for our business but for the more than 250 employees, our customers, and for Federal Way.”
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