Frederick, MD—A M King, a fully integrated Design-Build firm, announces the completion of the expansion of an existing food distribution facility for ALDI, Inc. in Frederick, MD. The new cold storage distribution center will boost the discount grocer’s existing perishables space, promoting growth of its available products and overall company growth.
A M King renovated the existing 100,000-square feet of refrigerated and freezer perishable space, including conversion to new temperature zones, and added a new 48,000-square feet, 32’ clear, fully-racked freezer. Additional improvements include expansion of the ammonia refrigeration system; a new perishable break room and locker rooms; updates to millwork cabinetry/appliances in employee welfare areas; conversion to interior and exterior LED lighting and energy-saving modifications on new and existing equipment. The employee parking, which now accommodates 236 cars, is double the original size, and the expanded truck apron allows for more parking and improved site/trucking logistics.
This facility has a unique building design to accommodate coordination with the local airport authority and to protect forested conservation areas located to the South of the property
A unique challenge presented by the project was engineering a massive and complicated retaining wall that would support a majority of the expansion area and meet FAA regulations for the area. The result is a wall built of large-format, concrete blocks that stretches nearly 40 feet high and 275 feet long, covering 10,000-square-feet and supporting more than 95,000 cubic yards of soil.
“We also faced an accelerated schedule, limited available work space and the challenges of maintaining company operations during construction,” explains Senior Project Manager Carl Morse. “But in the end we presented ALDI with another exceptional project, on time and within budget.”
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, the company provides design and engineering, construction, facility services and property consulting in the sectors of food distribution, food processing, industrial manufacturing, commercial and healthcare properties. A M King’s exemplary track record demonstrates that the company is focused on its mission to be the best in the industry.
About ALDI Inc.
ALDI Inc., a discount grocer based in Batavia, IL, operates more than 1,700 stores across 35 states and employs more than 25,000 people. ALDI sells the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brand on taste and quality.