Duke Realty Corp. broke ground on a 26-acre site in Woodbridge for a build-to-suit freezer facility for FreezPak Logistics.
Carteret-headquartered FreezPak signed a long-term lease on the planned 267,575-square-foot development at 2 Paddock St.
“Over the past several years, Duke Realty has continued to invest in growing our New Jersey footprint with strategically-located, highly-desirable developments,” said Art Makris, senior vice president of Duke Realty’s Northeast region, in a prepared statement. “As most U.S. food distribution is managed by third-party logistics companies before reaching consumers, demand for temperature-controlled storage and distribution facilities is growing and Duke Realty is ready to help meet that demand with the modern, high-quality facilities we are known for.”
The facility will include 209,500 square feet of freezer space, a 45,760-square-foot cool dock and 12,000 square feet of office space within the development. The plan includes 67-foot clear height in the freezer and 30-foot in the cool dock, 34 dock doors, 70 trailer spaces and 167 automobile parking spaces.
The facility is being built to LEED certification standards.
“FreezPak is happy to have the opportunity to leverage the many advantages that our new state-of-the-art, customized distribution facility will offer,” said Dave Saoud, Co-CEO of FreezPak in a prepared statement.
Co-CEO Mike Saoud said automation will bring the company “to new heights.”
Duke Realty New Jersey Vice President of Development and Leasing Ben Rosen and CBRE’s David Gheriani, William Waxman, Mindy Lissner and Kevin Dudleyrepresented Duke Realty in this transaction.