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Company News A M King Breaks Ground on 165,000-square-foot Expansion for Cheney Brothers, Inc.

Jan 31, 2018

Statesville, NC—A M King, a fully integrated Design-Build firm, has begun a large-scale expansion project for Cheney Brothers, Inc.’s Statesville distribution center. The 165,000-square-foot cold storage addition will allow the company to expand its refrigeration capabilities in this region. It is estimated that more than 100 full-time jobs will be created at the facility located within the Statesville Business Park. The project is scheduled to be completed by September 30.

Cheney Brothers, Inc. (CBI), a Rivera Beach, FL-based food distributor, was founded in 1925 and is in its fourth generation of family ownership. In 2016, the company purchased Pate Dawson Co., thereby acquiring three distribution facilities in Statesville, Goldsboro and Greensboro. The goal is to significantly extend its reach north. Brands include Duck Deli, Acento Latino, Bari Beef International and Grand Western Steaks.

A M King is designing and building this sizeable expansion project for CBI, which will incorporate 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 Keith Corporation (TKC), a N.C.-based developer, is serving as program manager for the project.

“It’s been great working with TKC as an existing client and CBI as a new client on this food distribution center,” says A M King Business Unit Leader George Lehnerer. “We are excited to be a part of CBI’s growth in the region and building a first class distribution center to serve new and existing clients. The expansion will pose challenging aspects with site logistics, interior dry warehouse renovations and a new interior office mezzanine with office and a full commercial kitchen — all while keeping existing CBI operations underway.”

“As Cheney Brothers continues to grow and expand our service regions, it has been a blessing to be able partner with such quality firms like A M King and Keith Corp.,” said Warren Newell, Cheney Brothers Director of Development.

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 distribution, food processing, industrial manufacturing and commercial properties. Our stellar track record demonstrates that we are focused on our mission to be the best in the industry.

The Keith Corporation is a full-service commercial real estate firm headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina. Since our founding in 1989, TKC’s philosophy has been to cultivate trust and communication, making these the foundation of our client relationships, which range from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to young entrepreneurial companies. TKC has completed development projects in 31 states and five countries.

Cheney Brothers, Inc. is a Florida-based broad line food distributor that delivers more than 15,000 different products in the Southeast region of United States and in more than 100 countries. Cheney Brothers employs more than 3,000 individuals and reports annual revenues exceeding $1.9 billion.