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.
The complexity of this four-time award-winning project 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 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.
“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