Nor-Am Ice and Cold Storage, LLC, a leading public refrigerated warehouse is expanding. The family-operated business will add 72,000 square feet and 10 new, full-time jobs at its Stockyards Expressway location, totaling an $8.5 million investment in its facility.
“This expansion presents a great opportunity for our current employees to advance in their careers, as well as a chance for us to welcome new employees to the Nor-Am family, while continuing to offer best-in-class service to our existing and potential customers,” said Scott Albers, Vice President of Operations at Nor-Am.
Local contractor Al J. Mueller Construction will do the work, and a majority of sub-contractors on the project are also expected to be local.
The City of St. Joseph and Buchanan County worked to help this expansion project occur. Buchanan County provided an interest-free, forgivable loan for new employee training and in-kind assistance at the Nor-Am property. The city is expected to adopt an Enhanced Enterprise Zone resolution for real property tax abatement on Sept. 2. KCP&L and the State of Missouri, Missouri Works program also assisted with incentives.