April 17, 2023

BELLINGHAM, Washington – Bellingham Cold Storage (BCS), a leading provider of frozen, chilled, and dry storage will open two new warehouse logistics facilities in Skagit County on June 1st, 2023.  The two new facilities will accommodate the growing demand for both BCS frozen and dry warehousing and logistics services.

The new BCS-Burlington COLD Storage facility will open on June 1st and is located at  301 S Walnut St in Burlington, WA.  This is one of three buildings at this location that was formerly operated by Americold Logistics.  The BCS-Burlington facility is the one furthest to the East.  The new BCS-Burlington cold storage facility will accommodate frozen products that require receiving, storage and outbound picking and distribution services throughout North America and beyond.

The BCS-Burlington cold storage facility includes a 69,700 s.f. cold storage warehouse with three divisible chambers and an enclosed 7,000 s.f. loading dock, with five dock-height doors for truck and railcar loading.

The new BCS-Burlington DRY Storage warehouse is located at 1600 Port Drive in Burlington, WA. This facility will add 65,000 square feet of dry storage, featuring 16 dock height doors and a surface level drive-in door.  This facility will accommodate various dry goods and materials that are often integral to the food processing and value-added activities for a number of our customers.

“The increased demand for our services is a testament to our commitment to providing the highest levels of customer satisfaction possible. BCS has been a very customer centric focused provider of warehousing and logistics services to the US, Canada, and internationally, for the past 77 years and we are excited to be a supportive part of the Skagit Valley business community.” – Doug Thomas, President & CEO of Bellingham Cold Storage.  Thomas said; my father Stew, now 85, who still serves on our BCS board of directors, was the first plant manager of this cold storage in 1965 when it opened as Terminal Ice & Cold Storage.  Doug is a 1982 graduate of BEHS and worked in the soon to be, BCS-Burlington cold storage building during high school and college summers.  Thomas said; “This facility brings back many great memories for our family”.

BCS Senior Vice President of Marketing & Sales, Jose Roques said; “BCS will continue to operate independently throughout the Pacific Northwest and uphold its commitment to providing customers with the same highly detailed services that we have become known for.  The regionally based owners of our company allows BCS leadership to efficiently optimize our services and enhance our ability to meet customers’ unique needs in the cold and dry storage sectors, such as being a reliable Distribution Center (DC) for Grocery Chains, Food Producers, and Third-Party Logistics (3PLs), nationally and internationally.” 

“Experienced and dedicated BCS team members located in each of our 5 separate locations will remain fully committed to delivering the highest quality standards, and customer satisfaction possible in today’s very challenging supply chain world.  We look forward to continuing to serve our current and future customers with excellence and integrity,” said Thomas.

About Bellingham Cold Storage

Bellingham Cold Storage opened its first cold storage warehouse and ice production facility at the Squalicum Waterfront location in Bellingham in 1946. With the new additions BCS will be operating 27 warehouses at five locations in Whatcom, Skagit, and Snohomish Counties.  BCS has grown over the years to become the largest and most diversified portside cold storage and food processing company on the West Coast, with over 75 acres of logistics and food processing facilities on 5 campuses within the Pacific Northwest.  In 2022, BCS handled just over 3 billion pounds of various products that arrived from and eventually shipped to locations all over the world.

Learn more about Bellingham Cold Storage at:  www.bellcold.com and/or Bellingham Cold Storage Video