Merchants Distributors, Inc.
State-of-the-Art Expansion for Growing Demand.
Merchants Distributors, LLC (MDI) , a wholesale grocery distributor founded in Hickory, NC in 1931, was facing a need to grow its current operations, and turned to Gray to design and build an expansion to its existing distribution facility.
- LocationHickory, NC
- Square Footage200,000 s.f.
- Operational13 months
This 200,000 s.f. expansion will mainly serve as dry storage space, as well as state-of-the-art AS/RS, as MDI looks to further improve operations. Also included in the new footprint will be 8,000 s.f. of multipurpose office space, training spaces, and a control room.
“We are excited about the opportunity to work on this impactful project with a growing partner,” says Brett Goode, senior vice president of Gray’s South Atlantic office in Charlotte, NC. “We know this is a project that will make a direct impact on the community and local economy, and we feel privileged to play a role in that process.”
This project is expected to add 111 jobs in Hickory, NC.
MDI provides food and non-food grocery items to more than 600 retail stores in 12 different states and more than 20 countries. The company also provides additional retail support to its customers, including retail automation services, advertising and placement, and retail price hosting, among other services.
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