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ALDI Loxley Regional Headquarters & Distribution Center

This hybrid facility situated along Alabama’s Gulf Coast features some of the most innovative and efficient design components included in any ALDI facility to date.

SIZE

570,660 sf

MARKET

Food Distribution & Cold Storage

LOCATION

Loxley, AL

SERVICES

Property Consulting
Design
Construction

SPECIFICS

Dry (ambient temperature) storage: 193,440 sf

55º F storage: 23,000 sf

34º F cooler storage: 65,661 sf

30º F meat storage: 12,896 sf

0º F freezer: 27,949 sf

-10º F ice cream freezer: 4,949 sf

Perishable inbound/outbound dock with 38 dock positions: 46,281 sf

Dry inbound/outbound dock with 49 dock positions: 82,138 sf

Class A offices: 24,679 sf

Outdoor flexible workspace: 2,600 sf

Full solar array over dry warehouse

Drive-in style dock doors for a stronger thermal seal at perishable docks

LED lighting throughout

5-6”-thick Insulated Metal Panels

Clerestory windows in the dry warehouse

Floor-to-ceiling curtain walls in two-story office space

A M King worked in tandem with ALDI to determine adequate site infrastructure requirements for local economic development incentives and assisted ALDI in acquiring the 167-acre site. Development of this facility is a continued effort to maximize the efficiency of ALDI’s operations through facility design. Some of these elements include use of Insulated Metal Panels (IMP) in lieu of concrete or precast exterior walls; optimum racking organization determined by product analysis; ALDI’s first use of cross-docking services in a distribution center; large, unobstructed areas of glazing at the office for outdoor views and natural light; and restrooms, locker rooms and maintenance in the central core of the building. This facility will service more than 100 stores in southern Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the Florida Panhandle.