Don's Cold Storage & Transportation breaks ground in Joplin - KOAM TV 7

Don's Cold Storage & Transportation breaks ground in Joplin


A new $14 million investment comes to Jasper County, Missouri.  A product logistics company lands in Joplin and will bringing jobs to boost the local economy.

Governor Jay Nixon helped announce today that Don's Cold Storage will locate in the Joplin-Webb City Industrial Park, creating up to 52 jobs.

The governor, dignitaries and the companies owner broke ground on what will be a 150,000 square foot facility featuring cold storage, dry warehousing and storage blast freezers. 

Don's has its own truck-based fleet but also exports to 47 different countries on five continents.

The governor says the company chose between a site in Texas and Joplin, and all credit the workforce here for landing the business.

"I love the employment pool here - hard working farmers - we're glad to have it," says Don Coenen, the President and owner of Don's Cold Storage & Transportation.  "It's going to start with 35 jobs.  Phase one is about a $14 million facility and after that is built, we've got enough land to go to phase two, will bring it up to about 286,000 square feet."

That would mirror the company's Rogers, Arkansas facility which employs 75 workers and another 25 part time and temporary workers.

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