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Company News A M King Brings Home Two ABC Eagle Awards and a Project of the Year Nomination

Oct 16, 2019

Charlotte, NC—A M King, a fully integrated Design-Build firm, has secured two Excellence in Construction (EIC) Eagle Awards from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Carolinas for its work on ALDI Inc.’s Regional Headquarters and Distribution Center in Dinwiddie, Co., VA and Cheney Brothers Inc.’s Cold Storage Distribution Center in Statesville, NC.

It’s the third honor bestowed on A M King for the ALDI Inc. project this year. In the spring, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) awarded A M King the National Award of Merit and Engineering News-Record (ENR) recognized the firm with an Award of Merit in Manufacturing. ALDI, a global grocery retailer, commissioned A M King to design and build a 580,732-sqaure-foot greenfield facility serving approximately 80 ALDI stores in the Richmond-Petersburg, Hampton Roads and Eastern North Carolina regions. Project highlights include installation of an ammonia refrigeration system; high density concrete flooring; high-end dock equipment; a Quell fire suppression system; racking for 25,000 pallet positions and Italian flooring and walls in the office areas.

Cheney Brothers Inc.’s (CBI) cold storage addition to its Statesville distribution center is the recipient of ABC Carolinas’ EIC Program’s Eagle Award and has also been nominated for the organization’s Project of the Year– a prestigious award that recognizes the single project, regardless of project type and market, that best exemplifies the contribution of quality construction in the Carolinas. It is selected from the Excellence in Construction Eagle Award recipients from specific industry categories.

A M King designed and built this sizeable expansion project for CBI, which was completed in April. The Keith Corporation (TKC), a North Carolina-based developer, served as program manager for the project. The 169,883-square-foot cold storage addition on the 30-acre site allows the company to expand its refrigeration capabilities in this region and brings the total building square footage to 265,000. More than 100 full-time jobs were added at the facility located within the Statesville Business Park.

“It was a pleasure partnering with A M King,” said Warren Newell, Cheney Brothers Director of Development. “We’re thrilled that the project won an Eagle Award and are honored that this expansion for CBI has been nominated for Project of the Year.”

The expansion area features a state-of-the art penthouse refrigeration system zoned to support numerous interior temperature zones; robotic truck wash center; fueling station; guardhouse; new fire protection systems and a complex sitework package. The project also included renovation of a 34,686-square-foot existing dry warehouse and conversion of a 37,388-square-foot existing cold storage space to ambient temperature storage. Notable was the development of a 2,000-square-foot, full commercial test kitchen; construction of a new interior office mezzanine and 25 new dock doors; installation of a 2,000 kW 480V 3-phase generator and a complete LED light overhaul. A M King used 900 tons of steel and 7.534 cubic yards of concrete during the expansion and renovation, all while assisting CBI with maintaining ongoing operations.

“It’s been great working with CBI as a new client on this award-winning food distribution center,” says A M King Vice President Dan Crist. “We are excited to be a part of CBI’s growth in the region, including the company’s Southern Foods food processing project currently under construction.”

The Project of the Year winner will be announced at the 18th Annual ABC Excellence in Construction Awards Gala on November 7 at The Westin Charlotte. In addition, A M King will submit this project for a National Excellence in Construction Award. Winners will be celebrated at the 30th Annual National Excellence in Construction Awards Gala in Nashville on March 26, 2020.