A.M. King starts construction of cold distribution center for Combs Wholesale Produce Co.

A.M. King has begun construction of a USDA-certified, greenfield distribution facility for Combs Wholesale Produce Co. The 40,000-sf structure, when complete, will allow the company to move to a larger, more modern space and capitalize on its expanding product lines and customer base. The project is scheduled to be complete by April 2021.

Combs Wholesale Produce is a full-service supplier of fresh produce, dry goods and items such as old-fashioned candies and glass-bottle sodas. Customers include wholesalers and food service companies, grocery stores and retail markets across Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

The company has outgrown the original Combs Wholesale Produce facility that was built in 1978 and the owners were ready to move into a new facility that would handle both current business and future growth. “Our current facility was built to sort and store tomatoes,” explains Ben Combs, Vice President, Combs Wholesale Produce Co.

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