The restaurant supplies distributor is building in North Jacksonville near JaxPort’s Blount Island Marine Terminal.
The city is reviewing a building-permit application for Axionlog to build its cold and dry storage warehouse in North Jacksonville at an estimated cost of $2.9 million.
V. Paulius & Associates of Allendale, New Jersey, is the contractor for the 37,763-square-foot project on 8.5 acres at 11370 New Berlin Road.
The city previously issued permits totaling $125,000 for site clearing on 16.53 acres, foundation construction and other work.
Axionlog, the Argentina-based global restaurant supplier, proposes to build a $15 million warehouse. It will start with freezer and dry storage space designed for expansion to almost 105,000 square feet.
The “2020 Distribution Center for Axionlog Cold Solutions” plans show freezer, cooler and dry-storage space connected to cool-dock and dry-dock space and an office.
JaxPort announced Feb. 25 that Axionlog chose it as the port of choice to ship its U.S.-manufactured exports bound for Latin America.
It said Axionlog intends to open the warehouse by early 2021 and that the 38,000-square-foot facility is expected to expand to 100,000 square feet and create 60 jobs within five years.
That initial time frame apparently has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic, which led to shutdowns in March.
Landowner Faye Road Associates LLC, associated with V. Paulius & Associates, is the landowner.
The city Planning and Development Department and St. Johns River Water Management District reviewed and approved plans.
JAX Chamber announced in December 2019 that the logistics company would establish a consolidation/distribution facility in Duval County and start with 25 jobs.
Axionlog is a full-service logistics provider that manages the transportation of restaurant supplies, including food, flatware, and paper and plastic products for some of the world’s largest fast-food chains, according to JaxPort.
The distribution center will be used to consolidate, sort and store products to be exported through JaxPort. The site is near the Blount Island Marine Terminal.
JaxPort said Axionlog plans to start importing products for domestic distribution by 2022.
Axionlog.com says it is a global supply chain manager with more than 30 food-market customers in seven countries in Latin America. It says it operates 17 distribution centers with more than 1,400 employees.
It lists McDonald’s, Quiznos, Subway and Dairy Queen among its customers.