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Atlanta Bonded Warehouse (ABW) Distribution Facility

A M King provided an innovative solution to the problem of storm water management during construction of Atlanta Bonded Warehouse’s confectionary distribution facility.


168,585 sf


Food Distribution & Cold Storage


Kennesaw, GA




  • Dry warehouse and mezzanine space: 168,585 sf
  • Two elevated levels of mezzanine area
  • 44’ building height, fully racked to 40’ with 30,974 pallet positions
  • ESFR fire sprinkler throughout
  • 9” shrinkage compensating floor slab
  • 80-mil TPO roof membrane
  • LED high bar light fixtures
  • 500-kW diesel emergency generator
  • Two underground storm detention systems: East trailer parking – 13,070 cf capacity; South truck dock apron – 54,532 cf capacity
  • Designed and constructed to meet FM Global Requirements

Since its founding in 1948, Atlanta Bonded Warehouse has grown to become a leading provider of temperature-controlled, award-winning warehousing and LTL/TL trucking transportation in the Southeast. To assist in its expansion efforts, A M King designed and constructed a new 168,585 sf space, two mezzanines and an office area. The expansion features a structural steel edifice with a 4-inch IMP metal skin and an 80-mil TPO roof membrane designed to FM Global standards. The project also incorporated 7.45 acres of site improvements. A 67,602 cf-capacity underground retention system seamlessly and slowly funnels water from impervious surfaces through subterranean storage tanks, saves space, and allows for business to carry on as usual in the parking lot and trailer storage areas directly above it.