Cold-Link Logistics, in partnership with Mississippi-based Whitestone Transportation, announced their investment of $64 million to construct a new cold storage warehouse and transportation hub. This significant development is projected to create 84 new jobs, reinforcing Jones County as a thriving place for business expansion and investment.
Located near Ellisville, the 200,000-square-foot facility will reside on a spacious 65-acre site, contributing robustly to our local economy and offering immense benefits to existing businesses. Assisted by the Mississippi Development Authority, the City of Ellisville, and Jones County, this project exemplifies the power of collaboration in driving economic growth.
Ross Tucker, President of the Economic Development Authority of Jones County, emphasizes the region’s aggressive site development approach as key to securing this deal. Being “shovel-ready” offered a significant advantage, demonstrating that our commitment to preparation and infrastructure enhancement opens doors for such valuable partnerships.
Cold-Link Logistics President and Founder Michael Mandich, expresses enthusiasm about the expansion to Jones County, highlighting the company’s intent to support both current and prospective customers throughout the state and southeast. The new facility will serve local producers, responding to their growth needs and contributing to community development.
This partnership with Whitestone Transportation will bolster local producers’ operations, offering cost-saving benefits and increased efficiency. The facility will bridge producers and their customers more effectively, affirming our belief in the power of strategic partnerships and the opportunities they bring.
Construction work is slated to begin later this year, with a groundbreaking ceremony in mid-June. This project signifies Jones County’s continued growth and affirms our commitment to fostering a pro-business environment. As we welcome this new investment and the job opportunities it brings, we are more optimistic than ever about the future of our thriving business community.
Stay tuned for more updates on this promising development. Together, let’s celebrate the growth and prosperity of Jones County.