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A 280,000 square foot public refrigerated warehouse.

MTC Logistics | Baltimore, MD

MTC Logistics

ARCO designed and constructed a USDA certified facility for MTC that exceeds 9 million cubic feet and offers approximately 32,000 racked pallet positions.

The facility was constructed in two phases:  Phase I includes 150,000 SF and 17,000 specialized rack positions; and Phase II added 130,000 SF of temperature-controlled space with over 15,000 specialized rack positions. The distribution center includes 19 truck doors, refrigerated cold dock, blast-freezing, import/export service, -20° to 38° F temperature-controlled storage, repackaging services and USDA import meat inspection services. The center’s other features include LTL pool consolidation, port drayage, rail service, U.S. Department of Commerce inspection services and an authorized Walmart consolidation program.

The project supports MTC’s ability to integrate international and domestic services and provide seamless temperature-controlled supply chain solutions for their customers. With the expansion of the Panama Canal, this significant development supports the expanding demands for refrigerated cargo in the Mid-Atlantic. The location was critical – the Port of Baltimore is one of only two ports on the East Coast able to accept the newly defined Panamax vessels.

Energy is a major factor for MTC Logistics’ operational cost. “Any increases to energy cost is certainly a concern and so we installed 100,000 square feet of solar panels on the Port of Baltimore facility roof,” according to President Brooks Royster. “We can now mitigate spikes in energy costs.” The company uses this method to generate energy, which helps power the facility.

The facility earned a certification through the British Retail Consortium (BRC) under the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI). The BRC certification is validation of the highest quality food safety standards and is a requirement of a growing number of retail and food service companies in North America.

  • Client MTC Logistics
  • Sectors Cold Storage
  • Location Baltimore, MD
  • Square Footage 280,000
  • Year Built 2013
Specialized rack positions at MTC Logistics cold storage warehouse
Interior of MTC Logistics cold storage warehouse
Looking down the hallway of cold storage warehouse for MTC Logistics
Refrigeration equipment for MTC Logistics cold storage warehouse

ARCO’s capacity to understand the full scope of work and offer the best solution has been apparent on each of our projects. They have proven themselves to be as good as any outside design firm and offer expertise others may lack. They consistently provide value engineering ideas to accommodate our clients’ future growth. ARCO has proven to deliver their projects in superior condition, on time and on budget."

Chad Meyer | ColdPoint Logistics

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