Ken’s Foods Increasing Storage Capacity in Atlanta Metropolitan Area
- Oct 21, 2013
By Balazs Szekely, Associate Editor
Ken’s Foods Inc. is expanding its Metro Atlanta operations by acquiring a warehouse in Henry County. The depository will soon be used as a regional distribution center.
Chris Cummings of Colliers International represented salad dressings and marinades manufacturer Ken’s Foods in the sale of the 428,160-square-foot warehouse located at 210 Interstate South in McDonough, Ga. Chris Tomasulo, Senior Vice President at Jones Lang LaSalle spoke for the landlord, Space Center Inc., and both parties are not disclosing the purchase price.
Cummings said “Ken’s Foods is experiencing outstanding growth,” as reported by Citybizlist Atlanta.
The company already has a plant in Henry County and as production increases, the new acquisition will also serve as a supplement to the factory’s storage surface. The facility is located in close proximity to I-75 at exit 216 and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is also less than 30 miles away. Ken’s has two more branches with its headquarters being based in Marlborough, Mass., and another plant in Las Vegas, Nev. The company already has more than 800 employees nationwide. Between its retail grocery products and food service divisions, the company produces more than 400 varieties of dressings and sauces.
According to Atlanta Business Journal, Diamond Foods, General Mills Inc., Kraft Foods Inc., and J.M. Smucker Co. have either placed similar facilities, or shown interest in buying new sites around Atlanta in the past four years. The South Atlanta industrial submarket absorbed more than 1.8 million square feet of space in the second quarter of this year with the largest delivery and move-in occurring also in the Henry County section. However, Colliers International’s analysts projected a decline in absorption rates.
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