An aerial view of the Lineage automated cold storage warehouse in Hazleton Pennsylvania
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Lineage Announces Latest Automated Warehouse, New Employment Opportunities in Hazleton, Pa.

April 11, 2024

Lineage, one of the world’s leading temperature-controlled warehouse REITs and integrated solutions providers, today announced the expansion of its network of automated facilities with a new cold storage warehouse in Hazleton, Pennsylvania currently under construction. The fully automated, next-generation facility will help meet the needs of Lineage’s customers and bring new job opportunities to the market, with an office manager position and 12 maintenance technician roles now open for application.

With approximately 60 million people1 – or about 18 percent of the United States population2 – to feed in a roughly 250-mile radius of the facility, the Hazleton warehouse is strategically positioned to deliver added value for its customers and their consumers. This project underscores Lineage's dedication to meeting evolving needs in the region, while fostering economic growth and job creation in Hazleton and nearby communities.

"As a testament to our commitment to meeting our customers’ needs, we're excited to complete the construction of this cutting-edge facility in Hazleton while simultaneously fostering job growth in the communities we serve," said Matt Cramer, President of North America East at Lineage. "This latest addition to our automated network furthers our purpose of delivering food safely and reliably to millions of families around the globe."

Career Opportunities at Lineage in Hazleton

To help put food on the table for families and shepherd the world’s food supply, Lineage is looking for individuals who take pride in their work to apply for the 12 maintenance technician roles open at the facility. From performing preventative maintenance on automated systems and material handling equipment to ensure the smooth operation of warehouse facilities and refrigeration systems, these roles offer a dynamic opportunity to expand technical proficiencies in a challenging environment with physical demands.

The company is also seeking a flexible Office Manager to oversee day-shift operations during the build-out, training and launch of the warehouse, with paid training provided both in Lineage’s Hazleton and Allentown facilities. Responsibilities include managing, training, and providing feedback to direct reports, resolving customer service issues, and ensuring efficient information flow with warehouse operations, requiring two years of office or administrative experience and strong interpersonal and organizational skills.

Lineage expects to complete construction in fall 2024 and estimates the facility will support more than 100 new jobs when at full capacity. Visit the Lineage careers page to learn more about warehouse and supply chain career opportunities.

Hazleton cold storage facility features advanced technology

The completed Hazleton facility will span approximately 386,000 square feet and include approximately 85,000 pallet positions for storing temperature-controlled products. The facility also features advanced technology and automation, including cranes and rail guided vehicles, inbound lanes featuring proprietary computer vision technology that automates the product receiving process, and automated layer picking – all of which enable operational efficiencies.

Lineage's automated facility portfolio includes more than 80 fully- and semi-automated buildings backed by proprietary software and an in-house automation team. Lineage’s unique, innovation-first approach not only delivers value to customers, but also drives the industry forward.

About Lineage
Lineage is one of the world’s leading temperature-controlled warehouse REITs and integrated solutions providers with a global network of over 480 strategically located facilities, totaling more than 3.0 billion cubic feet of capacity across countries in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. Coupling industry-leading expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions and innovative technology, Lineage partners with the world’s largest food and beverage companies to increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, minimize supply chain waste, and, most importantly, help feed the world. In recognition of the company’s leading innovations and sustainability initiatives, Lineage has been named a CNBC Disruptor 50 Company for three consecutive years, twice named a US Best Managed Company, named the No. 1 Data Science company, and 23rd overall, on Fast Company’s list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies, and was included on Fortune’s Change the World list.

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