Construction Progress photos for week ending 04/02/16


Set switchgear at the main electric room.

Began to install the exterior densglass at the office.

Began interior framing in the Engine Room.

Continue fine grading at the Cold Dock and the office.

Set the final vessel in the Engine Room.

Port of Wilmington Cold Storage featured in Star News

Here is a recent article featuring our cold storage facility.

Construction progress photos for week ending 01/15

Refrigeration piping progressing at cold dock roof.

Steel erection at the MHE room nearly complete.

Electrical equipment installation progressing at engine room.

Refrigeration equipment placed in the engine room.

Steel erection continues at the office and perimeter of the cold dock.

Primary power transformer set by Duke Energy.

Dredging project at the Port of Wilmington

We at the Port of Wilmington Cold Storage are extremely excited about the news of the dredging project that has been approved for the turning basing at the Port of Wilmington. This will allow the New Panamax vessels to service our port. Here is some of the information from the article…


The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission unanimously approved a variance Tuesday enabling the N.C. Ports Authority to go ahead with a $16 million dredging project to enlarge existing ships’ turning basin to accommodate larger container vessels, according to CRC Chair Frank Gorham.

According to the variance materials, the […]

Construction progress photos for week ending 11/07

Backfilling the engine room.

Asphalt being removed at the truck apron on the south side.

All interior piers have been poured.

TPO membrane installation around a column (to the condenser stand).

(Below)  Chuck McCarthy on the roof of the engine room.

Construction Progress Photos for week ending 10/24

The loading dock is formed and almost ready to be poured.

Stripping the wall at the loading dock after the first pour.

Equipment room fans arrive on site.

First steel truck is on site and being unloaded!

Backfilling of the loading dock interior wall.

Progress of steel framing looking North.

PW Cold Arc Design Video April 2015

Port of Wilmington Cold Storage Groundbreaking

Governor Pat McCrory and the North Carolina State Ports Authority, along with USA InvestCo, broke ground on a new 101,000-square-foot cold storage facility this morning. The warehouse facility is located directly on terminal at the Port of Wilmington and is expected to create more than 100 new jobs. North Carolina’s agriculture business has always relied heavily on the Port of Wilmington and this specific construction, offering over 11,000 pallet positions, represents further development in that market.

The Port of Wilmington Cold Storage Facility is the first cold storage facility located on a port in the state of North Carolina. Previously, […]

Contractor Chosen for Cold Storage Facility

The contractor has been chosen for the Cold Storage Facility.  USA InvestCo has chosen Atlanta-based ARCO Design/Build Inc. as its general contractor to build a cold storage facility at the Port of Wilmington.

According to the company’s website, ARCO is a turn-key design/build firm that has undertaken various industrial project types including cold storage, food distribution, tenant improvements, retrofits and light industrial warehouse/distribution.

ARCO project manager Eric Safko said the goal is to break ground in mid-September.

“We’re glad to finally get moving forward on it and looking forward to working with the Port of Wilmington cold storage,” he said. “It should […]

PWCS featured in Star News

The Port of Wilmington Cold Storage facility was featured in a recent article in the Star News.  The facility is now slated to be roughly 102,000 square feet rather than the initial 75,000 square feet as initially planned.  Principal, Chuck Schoninger, expects the facility to break ground in May of 2014 and be fully operational by January 2015.

You can read the full article on the Star News website.