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Ingles Markets Distribution Facility

At 835,000 sf, this cold storage facility is one of the
largest in the United States.


835,000 sf


Food Distribution & Cold Storage


Black Mountain, NC




Refrigeration engine room that houses a 2,700-ton ammonia refrigeration system

20,000 product storage rack positions

11 banana ripening rooms

2 food processing and packaging rooms

84 dock stations with full vertical levers

Quell fire protection system with water tank and pump

Monolithic shrinkage compensating floor

Equipment and racking purchased by A M King

Ingles Markets is a regional grocer located in Black Mountain, NC, with more than 200 stores throughout the Southeast. A M King was selected to provide construction services for a new 835,000-sf, climate-controlled food distribution facility, with temperatures ranging from 55° F to -20° F. The facility houses 770,000 sf of cooler and freezer space; a 20,000-sf automated ice facility that produces 75 tons of ice per day; and a three-story, 45,000-sf Class A office space. Located on a 46-acre brownfield site, this facility was constructed in a flood-prone area; therefore, extensive sitework was required to raise the finished floor elevation. The project was completed on a 12-month accelerated schedule.