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Southern Foods Meat, Seafood and Cheese Processing Facility

A M King transformed an 88,000-sf vacant shell building in Greensboro, NC into an innovative, USDA-certified meat, seafood and cheese processing facility.


88,000 sf


Food Processing


Greensboro, NC




  • Dry Storage: 14,250 sf
  • Food Processing Areas: 13,500 sf
  • Office Mezzanine: 12,660 sf
  • Freezers: 11,585 sf
  • Coolers/dock: 11,429 sf
  • Dry & Seafood Dock Areas: 5,000 sf
  • 26′ Clear Height Racking
  • Culinary Center
  • Dry Meat Aging Room
  • Cheese Processing Room
  • Express Purchasing for the General Public

The complexity of this four-time award-winning project, Southern Foods Greensboro NC, is evident in the design and construction of the 13,500-sf food processing area — which includes a distinctive, 4,200-sf meat aging room fitted with high-tech temperature and humidity controls, and large viewing windows that emphasize the dynamic nature of the meat curing process. The Southern Foods Greensboro NC facility also features a seafood processing area; a cheese processing room; the largest culinary center developed to date by parent company Cheney Brothers, Inc.; and express purchasing for the general public. The new building allows 67-year-old Southern Foods to operate in a larger, more modern space, handle greater volumes, and save money in repairs and maintenance, thereby bringing even more competitive pricing to its marketplaces.

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“This facility, designed and built by A M King, is second to none. In my very long career, I’ve never seen a facility like this—ever.”

— Bill Mutton, President, Southern Foods
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