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Project ALDI, Inc. South Windsor, CT Food Distribution Center

A M King designed and built a 500,000-sf greenfield food distribution and cold storage facility for ALDI Inc. in South Windsor, CT, revisiting the site twice in subsequent years for extensive expansion projects.

A M King provided property consulting, design and construction services for the original project, which was completed in 2008. We secured more than $10 million of state and local incentives for the owner, delivered extensive off-site roadway construction and improvements, and removed hazardous material from portions of the site. The massive project included cooler and freezers, dry warehouse and Class A office space. In 2018, A M King returned to complete the first phase in a sizeable expansion and renovation project, bringing the total facility area to 670,000 sf. Highlights included photovoltaic solar extension, installation of a 1,750-kW generator, and transformation of excess topsoil into onsite wildlife habitats. A comprehensive office and warehouse renovation is scheduled to be complete in 2022.

Project Specifications:

  • Greenfield food distribution facility: 492,000 sf
  • -20° F to 38° F cooler and freezer space: 110,000 sf
  • Dry warehouse space: 356,000 sf
  • Single-story Class A office space: 17,000 sf
  • 104-acre site of which approximately 80 acres were developed and improved
  • 35’-high cooler and freezer spaces are cooled by penthouse-mounted evaporators and an 8,000-lb. ammonia refrigerant system
  • Exterior wall panels are architectural precast concrete panels with a granite aggregate finish
  • Floors throughout are comprised of shrinkage compensating concrete with a dewatered topping
  • Paving consists of heavy duty concrete
  • 95 dock stations with full vertical levelers
  • 100,000-gallon fire tank
  • Dry warehouse expansion: 100,000 sf
  • 32’ clear racking
  • 8 additional dock doors
  • 2 parking lots
  • 5 new dock locations
  • 33 percent increase in equipment battery charging capabilities
  • 1,750-kW generator
  • 285,000-gallon fire water tank
  • Expanded and fully renovated break room
  • Facility-wide photovoltaic solar expansion
  • LED retrofit