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Project Henry Avocado

Henry Avocado Corporation is a year-round marketer and distributor of custom-ripened, fresh, conventional and organic avocados sourced from California, Mexico, Peru and Chile. The Escondido, CA-based company wanted to expand its East Coast operations and chose Charlotte, NC as the site for a new cold storage distribution center. A M King constructed the facility inside of an existing 25,000-square-foot warehouse, which provides 55-60-degree temperatures at the dock and aisles; 40-degree cold storage spaces; and forced-air rooms, which have the ability to switch between 40 and 70 degrees. The facility design also incorporates several energy-saving components such as variable frequency drives, dock seals and energy guards, LED lighting and motion sensors.