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Ben E. Keith – New Brockton / Alabama

Project status:

Ben E. Keith selected ESI Group to design and build a greenfield food distribution center and regional headquarters with future expansion of up to a million square feet. Ben E. Keith expanded to Alabama in 2016 when they acquired Elba’s Kelley Foods. This project will bring good jobs to the town of New Brockton with a population of about 1,100 people.

Imagery by Moseley Studios

This project won a Silver through ABC’s Project of Distinction Program.



Project overview:

  • Facility Footprint: 395,347 SF
  • Cold Areas: 120,000 SF
  • Fuel / Service Outbuilding(s): 26,033 SF

Design details:

  • State-of-the-art energy-efficient ammonia refrigeration system
  • Operations and branch offices HVAC system will use electric reheat
  • “SafeConnect” at perishable dock for no-idle cooling of refrigerated trailers

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ABC Projects of Distinction Banquet Stage Acceptance

Projects of Distinction Award Acceptance

Left to Right: Tim Gibbons and Michele Loppnow