A New Infrastructure Project Designed to Support the Salinas Valley Agriculture Industry:

Pre-cooling, Cold Storage, Renewable Energy, Automation

Opening for the 2026 Season

We are building the most technologically-advanced Pre-Cooling and Cold Storage facility in the nation.

GIC Salinas Campus will be the only facility of its kind to leverage renewable energy, automation, intelligent temperature monitoring, solar-lined shade bay, and enhanced truck flow. Our design will ensure that the cold chain is never broken, prioritizing food safety, extending shelf life, and significantly improving product quality.

Five Steps from Seed to Table

Pre-cooling, cold storage and shipping with refrigerated trucks is an Essential Step in the process of delivering fresh produce from seed to table.

Five Steps from Seed to Table

Pre-cooling, cold storage and shipping with refrigerated trucks is an Essential Step in the process of delivering fresh produce from seed to table.

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Let Us Introduce You To Salinas Valley, California!

The City of Salinas is a bustling urban community, situated in Northern Salinas Valley in Monterey County. It is the agricultural produce pre-cooling and shipping hub for the “The Salad Bowl of the World.”

Some facts

Did You Know?

In the United States, Monterey County supplies the following percentages of total national pounds produced each year in the U.S.

%

Leaf Lettuce

%

Celery

%

Head Lettuce

%

Broccoli

%

Spinach

%

Cauliflower

%

Leaf Lettuce

%

Celery

%

Head Lettuce

%

Broccoli

%

Spinach

%

Cauliflower

Ag exports from Monterey County
exceed 400 million pounds per year.

history

Our History Dates Back 85 Years…

Since 1936 we have been the pioneer in the pre-cooling and cold storage industry.
From the first wagonload of lettuce in 1916 until today, the Salad Bowl of the World has been the Major Producer of fresh produce consumed around the country and the world.

Our 28-acre pre-cooling and cooler campus has been
a major fixture in Monterey County.

THE FUTURE IS HERE

Our Facility

GIC Salinas Campus will be the only facility of its kind to leverage renewable energy, automation, intelligent temperature monitoring, solar-lined shade bay, and enhanced truck flow.

Advantages Over Existing Facilities…

GIC Salinas Campus will be the only facility of its kind to leverage renewable energy, automation, intelligent temperature monitoring, solar-lined shade bay, and enhanced truck flow. 

Pre-Cooling Yard covered by Solar PV Shade Bay

4-High Pallet Racking

Renewable Energy

GIC Salinas Campus will utilize solar, cogeneration, battery, and microgrid systems to drive down costs and greatly reduce our carbon footprint.

Automation

Our facility will incorporate the latest technology in racking, material handling, temperature monitoring and control, and robotics to eliminate mistakes and improve produce handling.

Solar Shade Bay

A state-of-the-art shade bay lined with solar PV will cover the Pre-Cooling Yard, ensuring that produce unloaded from field trucks will remain at the optimal temperature to maximize shelf life.

Enhanced Truck Flow

Our redesigned truck flow will streamline operations and allow our tenants to quickly and efficiently pre-cool and cool their product, boosting throughput to 130 million units per season.

WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW

Contact Our Leasing Team to Reserve Your Cooler Space Today!

Opening for the 2026 Season!