A M King Wins Two “Best in Class" Excellence in Construction Awards and the 2020 Design-Build Award from ABC Carolinas

Friday, December 11th, 2020

Carolinas-based A M King, an Integrated Design-Build firm with an established presence in the Upstate, was singled out with two “Best in Class” Eagle Awards, as well as the 2020 Design-Build Award, in this year’s Excellence in Construction (EIC) Awards competition sponsored by the Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas (ABC Carolinas). A M King was also a Finalist for ABC’s 2020 Project of the Year.

In the Manufacturing/Under $10 million category, A M King won the Eagle – ABC’s highest award – for the firm’s outstanding Design-Build delivery of TrueCore’s greenfield Insulated Metal Panel Manufacturing Facility in Laurens, S.C. Deemed a finalist for ABC’s Project of the Year, this project required A M King to design and construct a building around TrueCore’s unique manufacturing process in time to receive Italian-made production equipment already on order. The new facility also serves as TrueCore’s corporate headquarters.

“Out the 42 award-winning projects at all levels, this was one of only three located in South Carolina. Another unique aspect of the project is that it represents TrueCore’s first manufacturing facility – not just the first in the Upstate or South Carolina, but anywhere,” said Andre Harris, A M King’s Greenville Business Unit Leader.  

A M King won a second Eagle Award for its Design-Build transformation of an 88,000-square-foot vacant shell building into an innovative Meat, Seafood and Cheese Processing facility for Southern Foods, a Cheney Brothers, Inc. (CBI) affiliate. This project took top honors in the Manufacturing/$10-$15 million category. Located in Greensboro, N.C., this project was also the proud recipient of ABC’s exclusive Design-Build Award.

“It is always a great honor to be recognized by our peers, but to win multiple Eagle awards — plus the Design-Build Award — is extra special. I couldn’t be more proud of our project teams for delivering truly exemplary projects for both Southern Foods and TrueCore,” said Dan Crist, A M King Vice President of Operations. “What a great way to close out 2020!”

Having won at the Carolinas chapter level, A M King became eligible to compete in ABC’s National EIC Awards competition for which winners will be announced in 2021.

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Earlier this year, A M King won an Award of Merit for the Southern Foods Meat, Seafood and Cheese Processing Facility in Engineering News-Record’s (ENR) Best Projects Awards competition for the Southeast region. This project was also a National Finalist in the 2020 “Built by the Best” Awards program presented by the Controlled Environment Building Association (CEBA). For TrueCore’s Insulated Metal Panel Manufacturing Facility, A M King was honored with two 2020 National Design-Build Awards (in two distinct categories) from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). The TrueCore project was one of three contenders for DBIA’s National Award of Excellence in the Industrial/Process category and was nominated by the judges for Best Small Project.