Cool Runnings International breaks ground for Fayetteville headquarters

Fayetteville Mayor Ed Johnson accompanied executives from Cool Runnings International for their Sept. 25 ground breaking.

Cool Runnings International, Inc., a leader in worldwide cold storage solutions, broke ground Sept. 25 in Fayetteville on their 24,000 square-foot headquarters that will be located along Hwy. 85 just north of North 85 Parkway.

This project represents the beginning of a long-standing business objective to bring economic development to the community and cold storage solutions to the world. Upon the project completion, expected in late 2019, the new 13,855 square-foot, three-story building will house Cool Runnings Headquarters and International Distribution Center with an additional 10,000 square feet of warehouse space.

“This is an exciting time and we are honored to be a part of the Fayetteville community.” said Bill Harms, President and CEO of Cool Runnings International. “We are proud to invest in a city that is forward-thinking and has been so welcoming to us and look forward to being active and responsible members of both the social and business communities. We had a choice to build in many different areas but chose the City of Fayetteville as our home, because we feel this is the place for our employees to have a safe and economically-sound place to work and raise their families.”

Mayor Ed Johnson said having Cool Runnings and its partner firm Allied Buildings come to Fayetteville will increase the community’s quality of life.

“We are excited and delighted that Cool Runnings and Allied have decided to build here in Fayetteville,” Johnson said. “It’s a beautiful site.”

Learn more about the company at

The banner depicts what the company’s new international headquarters will look like

Oct 3, 2018 8:54 am |