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Cheney Brothers, Inc. Distribution Center Expansion

A M King’s second major project at Cheney Brothers, Inc. (CBI)’s Statesville facility brings the total area to 342,126 sf.


Total Area: 342,126 sf
First Expansion: 169,090 sf
Second Expansion: 72,142 sf


Food Distribution & Cold Storage


Statesville, NC




First Expansion:

  • -5º F freezer: 75,600 sf
  • 32º F meat cooler: 29,420 sf
  • 34º F cooler dock: 17,150 sf
  • 38º F produce cooler: 10,830 sf
  • 55º F produce cooler: 7,900 sf
  • Ambient flour cooler: 21,250 sf
  • Maintenance room: 2,500 sf
  • Dry storage infill: 3,860 sf
  • 150,000-gallon water tank for fire protection
  • 16,500-gallon fuel tank for client trucks
  • 60-mil TPO membrane roof
  • 2,000-kW, 480-V, 3-phase generator
  • 900 tons of steel and 7,534 cy concrete were used in expansion and renovation


Second Expansion:

  • Dry warehouse: 70,037 sf
  • Receiving office: 2,253 sf
  • 7,000 pallet positions
  • 15 new dock positions for a total of 37 docks
  • Expansion of employee breakroom: 600 sf
  • Relocation of Cheney Express

The first expansion featured a 169,090-sf cold storage addition that helped CBI increase its refrigeration capabilities in the region and continue its northward growth path. That project included renovation of a 34,686-sf existing dry warehouse and conversion of a 37,388-sf existing cold storage space to ambient temperature storage. Notable was the development of a 2,000-sf, full commercial culinary center, construction of a new interior office mezzanine and 25 new dock doors. The next phase included parking lot development, addition of a dry warehouse, expansion of the existing downstairs employee breakroom and relocation of Cheney Express. The complexity of these projects was heightened by the fact that all work was performed in a fully operational distribution facility.

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