Edison, NJ—A M King, a fully integrated Design-Build firm, announced that it has begun expansion of Northeast Foods’ Automatic Rolls of New Jersey bakery. The new cold storage distribution and process space on Gourmet Lane will allow the company to significantly increase freezer capacity. The anticipated completion is early 2018.
Automatic Rolls of New Jersey specializes in rolls for McDonalds and retail customers. This plant of Northeast Foods has produced buns for McDonalds since the late 70s.
The scope of work provided by A M King at this Automatic Rolls facility includes approximately 7,500-square-feet (248,000 cubic feet) of negative 20-degrees freezer with 510 new pallet positions. The added capacity is required due to the volume of product going to the D-Centers and Direct Store Delivery Routes serviced by Automatic Rolls of New Jersey, since McDonalds now requires all their buns to be frozen for product integrity freshness to the consumer level.
“This project is unique and challenging for several reasons and will be another example of why clients continue to partner with A M King to design and implement solutions for their business” explains JD Boone, A M King project manager.
The area of the expansion is located adjacent to an existing freezer and abuts the property lines on two other sides, creating a very limited work site. Additionally, the depth of excavation for the building pad and foundation will range from 6-feet to 11-feet below finish floor and all of this construction will take place during the winter in a very cold region of the country. The scope of work also includes the addition of a fire pump that will be housed in a new utility room adjacent to the freezer and will service the expansion area as well as tie into the existing building service. All of this work will occur while the plant continues to operate nonstop with three shifts, seven days a week.
The project will also consist of sitework such as construction of a new retaining wall, utility improvements and a new access road. Energy-efficient lighting will be installed both inside and outside the facility. In addition, the added freezer will help shrink the number of standing diesel refrigerated trucks on site at the facility and in turn, minimize the noise to the adjacent community.
About A M King
A M King is an integrated design-build firm based in Charlotte, NC that consistently and successfully delivers quality projects throughout the United States. With an experienced team committed to protecting clients’ assets, we provide property services, design and engineering, construction and facility maintenance in the sectors of food processing, food distribution, industrial manufacturing and commercial properties. Our stellar track record demonstrates that we are focused on our mission to be the best in the industry.
About Northeast Foods
Northeast Foods is a family-owned and operated company specializing in bread and roll baking, serving McDonalds and other multi-chain casual dining operations, as well as retail and wholesale customers. It has nine plants operating in five states, with distribution in several states.