Charlotte, NC.—A M King, a fast-growing Design-Build firm, has begun construction on a new cold storage distribution center for Escondido, CA-based avocado producer Henry Avocado Corporation. The project will allow the company to expand its operations on the East Coast, providing a new supply chain of high-quality avocados to restaurants, food distributors and grocery stores.
A M King began conversion of an existing leased warehouse space into a 25,000-square foot cold storage distribution center this month, with an anticipated completion in September. The facility will include a mix of forced air rooms, cooler storage space for produce, loading docks and a mechanical equipment room. LED lighting and VFDs (Variable Frequency Drives) will be installed to reduce energy consumption and increase operating efficiency.
“While it can sometimes be challenging for a client to manage projects located across multiple time zones, our company’s design-build model, in conjunction with advances in construction technology, have helped increase communication and reduce our client’s previously needed resources,” says A M King Project Manager JD Boone. “A M King prides itself on delivering complex projects all over the country for our clients.”
About A M King
A M King is a fully integrated design, construction, facility maintenance and property services company that consistently and successfully delivers quality projects throughout the United States. With an experienced team committed to protecting clients’ assets, we deliver optimal solutions, value and excellence in the implementation of food processing, cold storage, distribution, industrial, manufacturing and commercial facilities.
About Henry Avocado Corporation
Henry Avocado Corporation, founded in 1925, is a year-round marketer and distributor of custom-ripened, fresh, conventional and organic avocados sourced from California, Mexico, Peru and Chile. The company serves food service and retail customers throughout the U.S.