COVID-19 and the resulting impacts have required that we analyze every part of Kool Pak’s business. As a result, the hardest hit area of our system is northern California. After careful study, we have decided to close the Patterson, CA facility effective March 5th, 2021.
Northern California is still an important market for us and our customers. We will continue to service the area from both our Portland and Rancho Cucamonga locations. Most of the services we offer in Northern California will remain relatively unchanged, although we have discontinued our redelivery and short hold storage service until further notice. We are offering discounted pricing to help reduce the impact to customers that are able to drop to our Clackamas, OR or Rancho Cucamonga, CA facilities. Because the California market is strong in our distribution network, in September 2020, we expanded our capacity and services at Rancho Cucamonga. We offer more than 58,000 sq ft featuring a chill dock and 11 doors, with capacity to manage 700 pallets of frozen storage, 700 pallets of chill storage and 1,200 pallets of dry storage.
Please contact your customer service or sales representative to learn how we can continue to serve your needs.
We appreciate all of our employees and the work they have done at our Patterson facility since we opened in 2014. We have retained as many of our great employees as possible and for those we were unable to transfer to another position, we wish them well in their future endeavors.
We also thank our many customers for their continued loyalty and support as we continue to adapt to the current market conditions.