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Combs Wholesale Produce Company Food Distribution Facility

A 40,000-sf greenfield cold storage distribution facility replaced the company’s original building constructed in 1978.


40,000 sf


Food Distribution & Cold Storage


Winston-Salem, NC




30,375-sf of refrigerated space and dry storage ranging from 36 – 70 degrees

11 dock positions

3 drive-up dock doors

4,100 sf main office

1,900 sf flex office space

4,200 sf second floor for storage and future growth

32’ high ceilings for maximum product storage

Designed and built during the COVID-19 pandemic

Combs Wholesale Produce Company commissioned A M King to design and build a greenfield cold storage distribution facility in Winston-Salem, NC. The 40,000-sf building replaced the company’s original facility built in 1978 with a larger, more modern space settled on 10.75 acres.

Facility design highlights included the creation of a unique conditioned dock for displaying and selling fresh produce to the public. Customers can access the drive-through doors for easy loading. Sanitary design measures were also put in place, featuring slot drains and sloped floors to eliminate standing water and floor sinks for regular washdown.

The scope of the project included a 4,100-sf main office with client entry; conference room; breakroom, restrooms and locker rooms; closed, open and flex offices with cubicles and millwork storage; maintenance area; and a command center/shipping and receiving area. The project also incorporated a rack system for refrigeration and LED light fixtures.

During construction, A M King enforced new safety procedures for infectious diseases in accordance with CDC and OSHA recommendations.

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“From initial meetings to concerns about layout and city regulations to coordination with third-party vendors, the A M King team has been communicative and great to work with through all challenges, including COVID-19. ”

— Ben Combs, Vice President / Combs Wholesale Produce Company