In a strategic shift, Cold Chain 3PL is set to invest up to $6 million in the Chicago area, transitioning from leasing to purchasing industrial properties. Co-founder Judd Rosenberg highlights plans to acquire 250,000 to 500,000 square feet of warehouse space across the U.S., with a focus on Chicago and its suburbs. This move leverages Chicago’s central role as a transportation hub, essential for rapid direct-to-consumer shipping.
The company recently signed a five-year lease for a 60,000-square-foot warehouse near O’Hare International Airport in Elk Grove Village, complementing a 50,000-square-foot space in Wheeling. These locations are pivotal for e-commerce fulfillment and storing frozen and refrigerated products. Rosenberg anticipates continued industrial market growth, driven by high demand from major food and influencer brands.