Iowa Cold Storage

Altoona, IA

Facility Type:
Distribution Center
8 months
90,200 square feet

Distribution Center

Gleeson Constructors, LLC. designed and constructed the Iowa Cold Storage distribution center in Altoona, Iowa in eight months. This project consists of 90,200 s.f. of –10° freezer, +28°F cooler, blast cell, thaw room, inspection room and office area. 

The storage freezer provides 6 levels of storage to accommodate Iowa Cold Storage’s various products. A total of 7,092 pallet positions are available in the freezer, and 2,772 pallet positions in the cooler. The 35° dock area is 60-feet in depth to provide efficient staging for shipping and receiving product. 

All of the floors in the dock, freezer and cooler were finished with a dry shake hardener which provided a denser surface with increased abrasion and impact resistance while enhancing the flatness of the floor. This resulted in a durable floor well suited for high-stack forklift traffic. 

Gleeson Constructors was invited back to construct an addition to the existing facility in 2005. The addition consisted of 85,700 sf of -15° freezer, +28°F cooler, blast cells, boxing room, rail dock and office area. Racking in the added freezer added 8,400 pallet positions - bringing the grand total storage to 18,264 positions.