RealCold Acquires Forte Frozen

Leading provider of temperature-controlled warehousing and fulfillment services, Forte Frozen, has been acquired by RealCold, a cold storage company with headquarters in Florida.

RealCold now owns five high-throughput facilities in strategic regions, including Dallas, Texas; Ormond Beach, Florida; Clearfield, Utah; Clackamas, Oregon; and Colton, California, thanks to the deal, which closed recently.

This statement comes after RealCold revealed in October that it had purchased land in Lockhart, Texas, and Lakeland, Florida, respectively, with plans to build 376,000 and 310,000 sq. ft. of cold storage spaces, correspondingly. The first quarter of 2025 is when both projects are expected to be operational, having already begun construction.

RealCold will make use of Forte’s best-in-class operating platform, which includes traditional cold storage and transportation services as well as industry-leading, high touch fulfillment activities like direct-to-consumer (“DTC”), in addition to the facilities in Texas, Florida, Utah, Oregon, and California. Moreover, the entirety of Forte’s team is now employed by RealCold.

“We are thrilled to welcome the talented Forte team to RealCold. We sought to acquire an enterprise that had an incredibly skilled workforce, a reputation that embraced exacting measurements of execution, and which embodied customer-centric values. In acquiring Forte Froze, we will further our mission to deliver the highest service levels in the sector, expand our coverage area to reflect locales where our customers need to be, and scale best-in-class processes,” said RealCold CEO Keith Goldsmith.

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