Transportation Secretary Tony Tata on Cold Storage

North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata discussed the departments top priorities for the year. Among this list, he specifically mentions USA InvestCo and the development of the Port of Wilmington Cold Storage project.

RALEIGH — It’s a big year ahead for the Department of Transportation. In a board meeting Thursday, new Transportation Secretary Tony Tata outlined his top priorities for 2013.

“One is to create a needed infrastructure, the other is to generate necessary jobs,” said Tata.

Like Gov. Pat McCrory, Tata says getting North Carolinians back to work is key. One example starts with this week’s approval from the […]

New Article in Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Chuck Schoninger and USA InvestCo were featured in a recent news article from the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.  The article, entitled “Yeoman yuan, Chinese investment in Wilmington projects increase,” discusses Chinese investment in the State of North Carolina through the EB-5 program.  The article also discusses the Port of Wilmington Cold Storage project in more detail.

You can read the full article on the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s website.

Star News Features Port of Wilmington Cold Storage

The Star News wrote a recent article featuring the Port of Wilmington Cold Storage project entitled “Chinese money will help build cold storage at Port of Wilmington”.  You can read the full article on the Star News website.


Site-plan and Architectural Drawings Completed



NC Exports Hit Record High

NC exports hit a record high of $14.8 Billion USD, in the first half of 2012.  North Carolina merchandise exports increased by 6 percent in the first half of 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA).

Read the full article on the Greater Wilmington Business Journal website.

NC Ranks 5th in Nation for Chinese Investment Dollars

North Carolina ranked the 5th-largest state in the Nation for Chinese investment, according to a recent article from the Triangle Business Journal.  Chinese Investment in NC follows only investment in California, New York, Texas and Illinois. North Carolina attracts Chinese investment dollars largely thanks to connections through the state’s universities. The article also details the pending sale of Smithfield Foods to China’s Shuanghui International Holdings Limited, a $5 Billion sale.

You can read the full article on the Triangle Business Journal website.

Port of Wilmington and Maersk Line Collaboration

Port of Wilmington and Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, are working together to expand the port’s global market. One way that they have done this is by encouraging companies to change their methods of shipping cargo to South America. These companies are now using more efficient methods of shipping through the Port of Wilmington. Maersk is also adding additional port calls to the South Atlantic Express, which offers service between Port of Wilmington and Latin America. All of this will lead to more opportunities for shipping through North Carolina. Read more about in the Greater Wilmington […]

Port of Wilmington NC features Cold Storage Facility

The North Carolina Ports featured an article about the USA InvestCo Cold Storage Facility on their website news section.  The article discusses the partnership between the NC Ports Authority and USA InvestCo and the recent approval of lease terms by the North Carolina Council of State.  It also includes thoughts from State Transportation Secretary Anthony J. Tata, NC Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler, and Ports Authority Acting Executive Director Jeff Miles.

You can read the full article on the NC Ports Authority website.

Governor Pat McCrory discusses the Port of Wilmington Cold Storage

Governor Pat McCrory delivered his State of the State Address this week, and highlighted the Port of Wilmington Cold Storage Project. McCrory went on to say:

“Now let me tell you about one of North Carolina’s other great strengths, and that’s our export potential. When I go overseas on trade missions as your governor, my number one priority will be expanding the exports of products which say ‘Made in North Carolina’.

The export of North Carolina products, especially our incredible agricultural products, is crucial in the rebuilding of our economy. To help achieve this goal, under the leadership of our Agricultural Commissioner, […]

Cold Storage Facility on Wilmington Port

The State has decided to move forward with a partnership with USA InvestCo to construct a cold storage facility on the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina.  USA InvestCo is currently working on plans to build the 75,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse facility with an initial construction cost of roughly $13 Million.

Click here to read the full article on the Star News website.