Conestoga Cold Storage is adding 3.5 million cubic feet of storage to its original plant in Kitchener, aiming to open it by November.
It features a 43-metre (140-foot) tower and the company’s pioneering fully-automated storage system.
The original plant was built in 1974 by Larry Laurin whose family continues to operate the business, now Canada’s third-largest cold storage company.
It now has locations in Mississauga, Calgary and Montreal.
As soon as this addition is finished, it will be constructing another addition of equal size in Kitchener. It is due to be ready by June.