By: Adam Wagner
A new cold storage facility at the Port of Wilmington could help North Carolina catch up to its surrounding states while creating about 110 jobs.
The N.C. Council of State voted Tuesday to approve a ground lease allowing USA InvestCo to build a 75,000-square-foot cold storage facility to store fruit, vegetables and meat. The facility could ultimately be expanded to 300,000 square feet, in 75,000-square-foot increments.
“Considering we’re the second-biggest pork producer and second-biggest producer of poultry in aggregate ... we’d really like to keep that business in North Carolina,” said Chuck Schoninger, managing member of USA InvestCo.
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