How to store temperature-controlled confectionery? A M King has the answer

By Jenny Eagle

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The ABW racking & loading dock. Photo: A M King.
The ABW racking & loading dock. Photo: A M King.
A M King has completed the renovation and expansion of a distribution center owned by Atlanta Bonded Warehouse Corporation (ABW), in the US.

The project to build an extra food-grade warehouse will help ABW meet increasing storage demands for current and future confectionery clients who need temperature-controlled storage and handling services.

Storm water management

The 168,585sq-ft facility has space for 30,974s and includes two mezzanines (5,683sq-ft) and an office (536sq-ft). 

Dan Crist, VP, A M King, said design challenges included working with unsuitable soils, storm water management and creating space for the trailers during construction so that ABW could continue its 24/7 operations.

Other features in the design included: 7.45 acres of site improvements, a 120,000sq-ft outdoor pavement, the upgrade of campus utilities and development of an underground retention system with a 67,602cf capacity. 

The building itself has a steel edifice with a 4-inch IMP (insulated metal panel) metal skin and an 80-mil TPO roof membrane, conforming to FM global standards. 

Inside it installed 9-inch thick monolithic traprock shrinkage-compensating concrete slabs and LED light fixtures. 

A M King is a design-build firm based in Charlotte, North Carolina with clients in the food distribution, food processing and industrial manufacturing sector.

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