Cold-Link Logistics creating 84 jobs and investing $64 million in Jones County
Jackson, Miss. (May 22, 2023) – Cold-Link Logistics is locating warehousing and logistics operations in Jones County. The project represents a $64 million corporate investment that will create 84 new jobs.
Cold-Link Logistics, a rapidly growing privately held company based in the southeast U.S. that specializes in cold storage warehousing, is partnering with Mississippi-based Whitestone Transportation of Moselle to provide integrated warehousing and transportation services to local and regional food processors and distributors. The company is set to build a 200,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse and transportation hub on a 65-acre site near Ellisville with site work to begin this year.
The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for infrastructure needs. The city of Ellisville and Jones County also will assist with the project.
The addition of cold storage warehousing will add to the food processing industry’s capabilities in the area. A groundbreaking at the site is planned for mid-June.
“Cold-Link Logistics’ new facility in Jones County will bring good-paying jobs and new opportunities for Mississippians. Their partnership with the Mississippi company Whitestone Transportation will strengthen our state’s supply chain and provide enhanced speed to market for food processors and distributors. This most recent development win is another sterling example of the fact that Mississippi is open for business and committed to providing an economic environment focused on long-term success.” – Gov. Tate Reeves
“MDA applauds Cold-Link Logistics for deciding to locate its warehousing operations in Mississippi and for creating 84 new job opportunities for the area’s workforce. Projects like this are vital to the economic well-being of our local communities and the state as a whole. We thank everyone who had a role in bringing Cold-Link Logistics and its partnership with Whitestone Transportation to our state.” – MDA Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp
“We are very excited to bring a first-class cold storage facility to the great State of Mississippi. We recognized a great opportunity to support several current and new customers throughout the state and Southeast. We consistently heard from the area’s producers that they needed a facility to help support their growth, and we were thrilled with the opportunity to serve the community. Partnering with Whitestone Transportation is such a blessing, and we envision this further supporting the area’s producers. This facility will provide a link for our customers to save money and reach their customers in a more efficient manner.” – Cold-Link Logistics President and Founder Michael Mandich
“Cold-Link Logistics will be a great addition to Ellisville. We are excited to welcome a company that is investing in our city and providing quality job opportunities for our citizens.” – Mayor Lynn Buckhaults, City of Ellisville
“The Board of Supervisors has proudly invested in the I-59 South Industrial Site, and we are seeing a return on that investment with the location of Cold-Link Logistics. In addition to creating new jobs and investment, this project will support existing Jones County industry and businesses.” – Johnny Burnett, President, Jones County Board of Supervisors
“Our office has focused on aggressive site development in the last few years. Having a shovel-ready site was our biggest advantage in closing this deal with Cold-Link Logistics and Whitestone Transportation. These companies practice efficiency and excellence in all areas. I am excited to continue to work with them and follow the success of this project.” – Economic Development Authority of Jones County President Ross Tucker
About Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority is the state’s lead economic and community development agency. MDA focuses on new business recruitment, existing business expansion, workforce training, and tourism promotion. For more information, visit MDA’s website at mississippi.org.