JaxUSA Partnership Success Stories

FlexCold Expands the Jacksonville Region’s Cold Storage Footprint

FlexCold has emerged as a leader in the cold storage warehousing and food logistics industry, distinguished by their innovative efforts in revolutionizing and modernizing operational procedures. They serve as a vital link in moving meat, packaged goods, poultry, frozen produce and seafood through the supply chain safely and efficiently for their customers, but ultimately work to connect food to people.

When looking for a location that could help them achieve just that, a unique opportunity arose to purchase land in the Jacksonville region, only three miles away from JAXPORT. “Our business is ultimately centered around people, food production and ports. We needed a location that could serve as the hub of our operations and grow as we grew. Jacksonville provided a perfect combination of what we needed,” said Jeff Manno, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder at FlexCold.

Jacksonville’s connectivity to the globe was only one of the many attracting factors for FlexCold to break ground in the region. “At FlexCold, we are determined to build a culture and environment that empowers people and provides an array of growth opportunities to our employees. The talent pool and labor-focused mindset of this region has been critical to our business because it has allowed us to build that culture and environment with talented employees.”

Given their mission and their critical impact on the world’s food infrastructure, FlexCold has partnered with Feeding Northeast Florida. “Food insecurity is a problem that FlexCold wants to play a part in solving. Our company is so much more than just putting pallets on ships – we are actively trying to minimize the steps to get food to people. Serving our community with our skills and experience is just one way we can give back.”

FlexCold announced their facility’s expansion less than a year after opening their doors in the summer of 2022. Phase Two of FlexCold’s Jacksonville warehouse has been slated for a 2024 opening and will add 170,000 square feet of space to the current facility and push their workforce to 100+ employees. Their continued expansion in Northeast Florida will further facilitate FlexCold’s growth and ability to fuel the world’s food supply chain.