(Photo from Cold-Link Logistics website)
Cold-Link Logistics, working with MDA and others, is bringing 84 jobs to the Pine Belt with a $64 corporate investment.
On Monday, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) announced that Cold-Link Logistics is locating warehousing and logistics operations in Jones County.
The company, which currently operates five locations throughout the U.S., is set to build a 200,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse and transportation hub on a 65-acre site near Ellisville. The $64 million corporate investment will create 84 new jobs.
MDA says Cold-Link Logistics is partnering with Mississippi-based Whitestone Transportation of Moselle to provide their services to local and regional food processors and distributors.
Cold-Link Logistics President and Founder Michael Mandich said in a statement that the company was very excited to bring a first-class cold storage facility to Mississippi. He says they recognized a great opportunity to support several current and new customers throughout the state and Southeast.
“We consistently heard from the area’s producers that they needed a facility to help support their growth, and we were thrilled with the opportunity to serve the community. Partnering with Whitestone Transportation is such a blessing, and we envision this further supporting the area’s producers,” Mandich said. “This facility will provide a link for our customers to save money and reach their customers in a more efficient manner.”
According to their company website, Cold-Link Logistics is a full-service, third-party logistics company built on family values dedicated to serving customer needs through designing specific solutions to meet the ever-increasing demand on cold chain innovation and efficiencies.
MDA says it is providing assistance for infrastructure needs while the city of Ellisville and Jones County also will assist with the project.
Governor Tate Reeves welcomed the news from MDA, saying in a statement that the new facility in Jones County will bring good-paying jobs and new opportunities for Mississippians.
“This most recent development win is another sterling example of the fact that Mississippi is open for business and committed to providing an economic environment focused on long-term success,” Reeves said.
Site work is to begin later this year with a groundbreaking planned for mid-June.