About Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Co.
Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Company (MFWC) is a quality supplier of temperature-controlled supply chain warehouse services. We understand the importance of providing services that provide value to our customers to meet their production and distribution needs. Our team is committed to finding efficient and responsive solutions to cold chain problems. At MFWC…
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MFWC traces its history back to 1915, when F.D. Newell built a warehouse for the De Soto Creamery & Produce Co., and began offering cold storage services to the produce company’s customers. By 1919 its public cold storage operations were doing enough business that the company filed for and was issued Cold Storage Warehouse License #1 by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
In the late 1930s, the Minneapolis Cold Storage Co. was spun away from the creamery and produce business. In the early 1960s F.D. Newell Jr. formed a subsidiary to the cold storage company and built new warehouses in Albert Lea and Worthington to provide services to the beef and pork producers of the region. Meanwhile the city of Minneapolis, wanting to develop green space along the Mississippi River for parks and recreation took the Minneapolis Cold Storage Building in 1978 to redevelop Nicollet Island. The Newell family unified the remaining warehouses under one corporation and renamed the operation Minnesota Freezer Warehouse Co. In 1992 MFWC expanded its operations to the city of Austin and built a multipurpose cold storage warehouse. With the passing of F.D. Newell Jr in 1992, the Newell family established the F.D. Newell Jr. Memorial Scholarship to help individuals pay for their education. In 2014, the fourth generation of the Newell family took over operations of MFWC.