A M King begins construction on warehouse expansion for Cheney Brothers, Inc.

June 2, 2021

Carolinas-based A M King, an Integrated Design-Build firm with an established presence in the Upstate, has begun construction on a 72,142-square-foot dry warehouse expansion in Statesville, North Carolina, for leading Southeast-based, broadline food distributor, Cheney Brothers, Inc. (CBI). The expansion, which will bring the facility’s total square footage to 342,126, will provide an additional 7,000 pallet positions and a larger loading dock, further positioning CBI for continued growth in the Carolinas. This facility addition represents A M King’s third major project for CBI in North Carolina. Construction is scheduled for completion in Spring 2022.

In April 2019, A M King completed a 169,090-square-foot cold storage expansion for CBI in Statesville, increasing the square footage at that facility to 265,000 square feet. The award-winning project included design and installation of a state-of-the-art penthouse refrigeration system zoned to support numerous temperature zones in the expansion area; conversion of a 37,388-square-foot existing cold storage space to ambient temperature storage; and renovation of a 34,686-square-foot existing dry warehouse.

“It’s always an honor partnering with Cheney Brothers on their projects,” said A M King Vice President Dan Crist. “We are particularly excited to build on the success we have achieved at this first-class distribution center in Statesville. This expansion has presented our team with several logistical site and scheduling challenges, and we have been able to offer innovative solutions that will ensure a positive outcome.”

Warren Newell, CBI’s Director of Development, states, “I have worked with dozens of Design-Build and construction firms over the years, and I can honestly say that A M King is one of the finest. They provide turnkey services, are professional, prompt, and just a pleasure to work with.”

A M King is an integrated Design-Build firm based in Charlotte, NC with offices in Greenville, SC and Chicago, IL. An employee-owned company, A M King consistently and successfully delivers quality projects throughout the United States. With an experienced team committed to protecting clients’ assets, the firm provides property consulting, design and engineering, construction, and facility services in key market sectors including food processing, food distribution, industrial manufacturing, and corporate properties.


Cheney Brothers, Inc.

Cheney Brothers, Inc. is a broad line food distributor that delivers more than 16,000 different products throughout the Southeast region of United States and in more than 100 countries. Cheney Brothers employs more than 3,800 individuals and reports annual revenues exceeding $2.6 billion.