Charlotte, NC—A M King, a fully integrated Design-Build firm based in Charlotte, is proud to announce three new expansion and renovation projects for discount grocer ALDI, Inc. In an effort to keep pace with rapid growth, the Batavia, IL company commissioned A M King to expand existing food distribution facilities in Frederick, MD, Jefferson, GA and South Windsor, CT. Construction is underway at each of the properties and all are scheduled to be completed next year.
A M King will renovate the existing 100,000-square feet of refrigerated and freezer perishable space in Frederick, including conversion to new temperature zones, and add a new 48,000-square feet, 32’ clear, fully-racked freezer. In Jefferson, A M King will build 55,000-square feet of perishable expansion and renovate 100,000-square-feet of existing perishable areas. The expansion of the South Windsor warehouse is multi-phased and will break down as follows: Perishable expansion – 70,000-square-feet; and infrastructure upgrades for a future dry warehouse expansion—100,000-square-feet. The total square footage of the projects at all three locations is nearly 500,000-square-feet.
The project in Frederick 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. Unique upgrades in Frederick incorporate expansion of the ammonia refrigeration system; in Jefferson it’s the addition of dock positions on the backside of the Dry Warehouse for special buy items; and in South Windsor, A M King will coordinate truck apron expansion for trailer parking and install a Quell fire suppression system. Additional improvements may include some or all of the following: new employee welfare areas, creation of private office space and conference rooms and parking lot expansion. Sustainability initiatives consist of conversion to LED lighting, installation of white PVC roofs, VFDs on refrigeration equipment and photovoltaic solar expansion.
“For each of these projects, we face an accelerated schedule to meet required product release dates, limited available work space and the challenges of maintaining company operations during construction,” explains Senior Project Manager Carl Morse. “But I am confident we will meet our deadlines, present exceptional projects and exceed ALDI’s expectations.”
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 ALDI Corporation
ALDI Corporation, a discount grocer based in Batavia, IL, operates more than 1,600 stores across 35 states and employs more than 24,000 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.