Agile Cold Storage to Build in Joliet, IL

Agile Cold Storage to Build in Joliet, IL

ATLANTA (March 21, 2024) Atlanta, GA-based Agile Cold Storage, LLC announces the start of construction on their seventh cold storage warehouse. The 200,000 sq ft development in Joliet, Illinois will open in March 2025 and be Agile’s first facility in the Midwest.

“We are incredibly excited to start this project and to work with our wonderful partners and supportive customers in Joliet” said Agile’s President and CEO Don Schoenl. “Agile is committed to improving our customers’ supply chains by building modern facilities and providing superior service throughout North America. It is great to see our customers recognize this differentiated service level and share our vision as long-term partners.”

Agile’s state-of-the-art facility has easy access to I-80 and I-55 and is located within 15 minutes of the largest inland ports in North America. Some customers will use Agile Joliet as a Midwest distribution center while others will take advantage of the ideal location to ship and receive containers from the nearby UP and BNSF intermodal yards. The team in Joliet will provide a variety of value-added services including case picking, container loading & unloading, drayage, import / export services, blast freezing, tempering and beef and pork boxing.

“We are proud to support the Agile team’s vision of establishing a network of strategically positioned refrigerated warehouses throughout North America that provide superior service and support its customers’ supply chain needs,” said Ed Leung, Managing Partner and ESG Officer, from AIMPERA Capital Partners. “We are in the early innings of this investment and are very pleased with the progress that the Agile team is making in building meaningful partnerships with food manufacturers and their customers” said Ryan Oksenhendler, Principal at Continental Grain.

About Agile Cold Storage
Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Agile Cold Storage ( offers diversified storage and logistics solutions customized to fit client needs. The company aims to deliver better, faster, and more cost-efficient supply chain solutions while maintaining a commitment to upholding the highest level of customer service. Focusing on safety and service, Agile partners with North American food manufacturers, processers, and growers in need of temperature-controlled warehousing services and brings proven technologies and a flexible solution-oriented mindset to assist in resolving their supply chain challenges.

About Continental Grain Company (Conti)
Continental Grain Company (Conti) is a privately‐owned global investor, owner, and operator of companies with more than 200 years of history across the food and agribusiness spectrum. We seek to create long‐term value by applying deep industry knowledge, capital and talent to businesses ranging from established market leaders to promising innovators.

We build platforms that leverage our strategic expertise in food production, processing, and distribution to source proprietary deals, working alongside trusted partners and supporting strong management teams. We bring a long‐term ownership mindset, concentrating on investment and operating plans that seek to create enduring value and a sustainable, efficient, and nutritional food supply chain.

Conti brings people, ideas, and resources together to build the businesses that will feed the world. Visit to learn more.

About AIMPERA Capital Partners
AIMPERA Capital Partners (“AIMPERA”) is a private investment firm that seeks to invest in asset-rich operating businesses in partnership with management. The firm looks to create value in businesses providing essential services fundamental to the framework of North American lives. Examples of investments consistent with this strategy have included transport & logistics, digital infrastructure, energy transition & power, waste management, environmental, and housing. AIMPERA generally seeks majority stake investments, often in family-owned infrastructure businesses. These businesses are typically pre-institutional in the North American lower middle market.

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