Since 1996, we have served as leaders in cold storage solutions.

The Beginning

Established in 1996

Our roots can be traced back to the mid-1990s when Josh “Pret” Pretlow and Tom “Buzz” Hofler started Virginia Cold Storage. These two natives of Suffolk, Virginia, a town that has been ingrained in the history of peanut production and processing for over a century, recognized the area’s importance as a shipping hub to the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

The merge

Combined Forces in 2021

AgCold recognized the opportunity to continue the legacy of Virginia Cold Storage with the full acquisition of and merger with Nansemond Cold Storage. The purchase allowed AgCold to combine the resources and continue to provide national and international customers with the high quality service they have come to depend on.

The Optimization

System Updates in 2023

In January 2023, we integrated a fully cloud-based warehouse management system with real-time inventory tracking, order scheduling, reduced pick times, on-demand reporting with 24/7 anywhere accessibility, and outbound scanning for mistake-proof shipping.

Cold Storage Solutions


AgCold’s team of seasoned industry veterans proudly serves the bulk commodity storage industry. From palletizing to shrink wrapping, our team safely handles over 150 million pounds of products annually for some of the largest domestic producers and importers of bulk commodities.

Our Facilities

AIB and Organic Certified

With a total footprint of over 255,000 square feet, AgCold is one of the largest providers of refrigerated storage in the region. Our warehouses are built to handle a target load of roughly 50 million pounds of shelled and unshelled nuts and products like peanut paste, peanut butter and peanut oil.

The company we keep

Affiliations and Certifications

These certifications and affiliations showcase our dedication to upholding the highest industry standards in cold storage, ensuring that our processes align with stringent regulations for temperature control, hygiene, and sanitation.

Cold Storage, Warm Hearts

Our Commitment to Community

At AgCold, we are deeply committed to supporting our community through various initiatives aimed at fostering growth, sustainability, and well-being. We prioritize community engagement and empowerment, consistently striving to make a positive impact through partnerships, volunteer efforts, and outreach programs.