Publix says it will expand its Greensboro distribution center to include a dry grocery warehouse, which will add more than 1.2 million sq. ft. of space. In February 2020, the retailer broke ground on the distribution center’s first phase, a refrigerated warehouse, currently under construction.
Gray, an integrated service provider specializing in engineering, design, construction and smart manufacturing, is continuing to collaborate with Publix for the entire Greensboro facility, which will be the 10th distribution center for Publix, joining Florida locations in Boynton Beach, Deerfield Beach, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando and Sarasota, as well as facilities in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and McCalla, Alabama, a Publix statement said.
The entire distribution center is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2022, three years ahead of schedule, the company said in an Oct. 27 statement. Together, the refrigerated and dry grocery warehouses will support Publix’s growth in the Carolinas and Virginia with more efficient deliveries of products.
“Publix is excited to be expanding our presence in the Greensboro community,” said Maria Brous, Publix director of communications.
Publix, which describes itself as the largest employee-owned company in the U.S. with more than 225,000 associates, currently operates 1,255 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.