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Rio Bravo is part of South Texas warehousing expansion

san juan, tx — As Mexican produce import volume skyrockets into South Texas, there is a great need for new cold storage warehousing. Construction is a common sight in towns like this, near entry points from Mexico.

Such fresh logistics services are available at Rio Bravo, which is owned by the three partners of Dallas-based Marengo Foods Co. LLC.

Eliud Cavazos, director of operations of Rio Bravo — whose San Juan warehouse is four minutes from the Pharr International Bridge, and which also has warehouses in Nogales and San Diego — said Rio Bravo is not only a cold storage facility for its owners, but also offers repacking, ripening, consolidation and in and out services for other firms.

The 40,000-square-foot San Juan building features five independent temperature zones, 16 dock doors and 24/7 camera surveillance. A comfortable trucker’s lounge allows drivers to not only relax and watch television, but they can also watch their trucks be loaded or unloaded over a video feed as USDA inspectors work onsite.

Office suites and conference rooms have independent access for Rio Bravo customers.

The San Juan warehouse is Primus certified and is to receive its CT-PAT certification this September.

Rio Bravo’s quality control team inspects every pallet before it is shipped from the facility, which opened on July 5, 2016.