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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 of the Cheney Brothers Statesville NC Distribution Center 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 at the Cheney Brothers Statesville NC Distribution Center was heightened by the fact that all work was performed in a fully operational distribution facility.

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“Excellent communication, teamwork, and cooperation between the A M King and Cheney Brothers teams were key to making the project a success without interruptions to our business. The latest dry warehouse expansion was necessary to create the additional product slots and stock the products needed for our customers. The increased dock doors and space sets us up for future growth throughout the Carolinas.”

— Rick Stapleton, President / Cheney Brothers, Inc. Statesville
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