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Lineage Logistics Breaks Ground on Tacoma Expansion

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IRVINE, Calif.–Lineage Logistics, LLC (Lineage), a temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics company backed by Bay Grove Capital, LLC (Bay Grove), announced today it has broken ground on the expansion of its Tacoma, Washington cold storage distribution facility. The expansion project will add over 20,000 pallet positions of frozen warehouse capacity and bring Lineage’s total capacity in the Pacific Northwest to over 93 million cubic feet of temperature-controlled warehousing space. Opening of the expansion is planned for 2016.

“Lineage’s investment in the port’s supply chain infrastructure is tremendous”

Since announcing the project last fall, Lineage acquired Columbia Colstor (Columbia), a warehousing and logistics company with locations primarily in Central Washington’s robust agricultural region. The addition of Columbia doubled Lineage’s presence in the Pacific Northwest to thirteen properties spanning the state in Seattle, Algona, Tacoma, Centralia, Kennewick, Othello, Quincy, Wenatchee, Brooks, Salem and Woodland.

“The expansion project in Tacoma represents our active commitment to supporting the growth and success of our customers by providing additional storage capacity in the region,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, CEO of Lineage Logistics. “We are excited to break ground and to add to the breadth of world-class warehousing and logistics solutions Lineage has to offer in the Pacific Northwest.”

“Lineage’s investment in the port’s supply chain infrastructure is tremendous,” said Scott Francis, Director of Real Estate for the Port of Tacoma. “We are confident their expansion project, combined with their significant added capacity in the region, will help support greater import/export activity through the port and the Pacific Northwest market as a whole.”

The expansion plans include innovations in energy efficiency and automation as well as expanded dock capacity to accommodate cross-dock activity and intermodal rail business. Located at 2302 Milwaukee Way, Tacoma, WA 98421, the facility has immediate access to the Port of Tacoma, connects directly with highways I-5, I-90, SR167 and SR18 and has rail access through Union Pacific and BNSF switches. Lineage Freight Management also offers sophisticated transportation solutions within the region and on a national basis.

About Lineage Logistics, LLC: Lineage Logistics is one of the largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics companies in the world. The company was founded through the combination of premier, temperature-controlled warehousing companies, some of whose roots date back to the early 1900s. Today, all its companies are unified with a shared vision of being the leading global supply chain company serving the world’s food, retail, agriculture and distribution companies. (www.lineagelogistics.com)

About Bay Grove, LLC: Bay Grove is a principal investment firm dedicated to partnering with strong management teams to invest in and build long-term platform investments. Over the last six years, Bay Grove has built Lineage Logistics through acquisitions and investments completed in partnership with entrepreneurs, managers and employees. The firm has deep experience in the warehousing and logistics industry and also seeks to make investments in other attractive sectors. Bay Grove is based in San Francisco. (www.bay-grove.com)