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Major Supply Hub for Leading Grocer's East Coast Operations.

Founded in 1930 in Winter Haven, FL, Publix has grown from a single grocery store into the largest employee-owned supermarket chain in the U.S. and one of the top 10 grocery chains by volume.

  • Location
    McLeansville, NC
  • Square Footage
    2,300,000 s.f.
McLeansville, NC
2,300,000 s.f.

To sustain this incredible growth and efficiently supply its many stores along the mid-Atlantic coast, Publix selected Gray to design and build a refrigerated distribution center and a dry goods warehouse in Guilford Co., North Carolina. The two greenfield facilities total an incredible 2.3 million s.f. and are situated on a 334-acre site.


Gray worked closely with the customer in every phase of the project, from obtaining building permits to providing startup support after construction. The project included a wide variety of design, engineering, and construction services, including digital building information modeling (BIM). Additionally, Gray assisted the customer with equipment procurement and installation for the massive facilities.


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  • Process & Packaging Systems Engineering

    Civil/Building Engineering

    Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

  • Architecture


    Sustainable Design

  • Pre-Construction



  • Automation & Controls

    Production-First IT



  • Custom equipment Ovens & cookers
    Process skids Batching equipment
    Clean-in-place systems Bioreactors
    Extruders Distributed products
    Mixers & blenders
  • Feasibility Studies


    Incentive Coordination

    Land Acquisition

    Construction Financing

    Build-to-Suit/Sale Leaseback

  • Master Planning

    Front-end Services

    Strategy Consulting

About Gray

Gray is a fully integrated global service provider specializing in engineering, design, construction, digital, equipment manufacturing, and real estate services.