Carolinas-based A M King, an integrated Design-Build firm with an established presence in the Upstate, has been recognized with two separate national awards from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for its single-source delivery of a state-of-the-art manufacturing and Class A office facility in Laurens County. The award-winning facility is owned by TrueCore, a manufacturer of Insulated Metal Panels (IMP). TrueCore panels are used in facility construction and renovation of cold storage, food processing, dry industrial and manufacturing projects.
A M King won National Design-Build Awards of Merit for the TrueCore project in two distinct categories: Industrial/Process and Small Projects. A M King is one of three contenders for a National Award of Excellence in the Industrial/Process category and has also been nominated by the judges for Best Small Project. The awards presentation will take place virtually on October 29 during DBIA’s modified annual Design-Build Conference. DBIA will unveil the results of the pending awards during the awards ceremony.
“Creating an award-winning facility is certainly an honor in itself, but what makes this national recognition extra special is that this project represents TrueCore’s first-ever manufacturing facility, and also serves as their corporate headquarters,” said Andre Harris, A M King’s Greenville Business Unit Leader. “On behalf of A M King’s entire leadership team, I want to congratulate all of our project team members on a job well done!”
A M King completed construction on TrueCore’s new facility last fall. In addition to planning, design and construction, A M King provided property consulting services consisting of complete site selection services within a three-state area, all purchase negotiations with the property sellers, and negotiating and receiving a comprehensive economic incentives package from the State of South Carolina and the Laurens County Development Corporation.
TrueCore Facility Description
The TrueCore facility consists of 115,122 square feet of structural steel frame, concrete tilt-wall panels, and a reinforced concrete floor slab. The facility was custom designed to accommodate 1,000 lineal feet of continuous production line. Features include 11,000 square feet of aesthetically pleasing, Class-A corporate office space and 82,000 square feet of exterior space for product laydown and handling. The facility also contains areas with 85-foot expanded bay spacing, recessed equipment pits, an overhead bridge crane and equipment rooms dedicated to chemical mixing and storage.
About A M King
A M King is an integrated Design-Build firm based in Charlotte, NC with offices in Greenville, SC and Chicago, IL. The firm consistently and successfully delivers quality projects throughout the United States. With an experienced team committed to protecting clients’ assets, the company provides property consulting, design and engineering, construction, and facility services in the sectors of industrial manufacturing, food processing, food distribution, and commercial properties. A M King’s exemplary track record demonstrates that the company is focused on its mission to be the best in the industry. Learn more at www.amkinggroup.com.
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