News Release: S&D Expansion Progressing Smoothly and on Target
CONCORD, NC – With the help of some agreeable autumn weather S&D Coffee & Tea’s expansion at the new West Winds Facility (near the Concord Regional Airport) is rolling along on schedule. The facility, located at 7955 West Winds Boulevard, will be dedicated to the roasting and packaging of coffee beans. It is being transformed inside and out and will total 52,000 square feet of property when the work is completed. (The adjacent building at 7975 West Winds is already occupied by the S&D Strategic Marketing and Design Studio.)
“The work is progressing well,” said Scott Seebold, Director of Engineering & Technical Services for S&D Coffee & Tea. “If the weather continues to cooperate we hope to complete the work in time for operations to begin in August 2014.”
The construction is on a three-phase plan — Phase One involves site work and grading around the existing building. Phase Two will involve the up-fit and expansion of the current building and Phase Three will be the installation of new equipment. The grading effort started on October 28th and will continue into June 2014. That effort involves lowering the soil by four feet to set up loading docks at the existing building, creating a bio-retention pond and landscaping.
The up-fit and expansion of the new building will commence in December. All the work on the existing building should be completed by the end of June. New equipment installation begins in March Completion of the expansion is expected by the end of July.
“We haven’t encountered any major problems to date,” added Seebold. “We’ve had a great working relationship with the City of Concord Planning Department throughout the design phase of the project and appreciate all the assistance they’ve given us throughout the process.”
Headquartered in Concord, NC, S&D Coffee and Tea is the nation’s largest custom coffee roaster and the largest blender of Iced Tea for the Foodservice Industry in the United States. In continuous operation since 1927, S&D serves over 90,000 customers through national distribution and direct store delivery. S&D has been distinguished for supplier excellence by many of the largest retailers and consumers of coffee and iced tea including McDonald’s and the U.S. Military. In 2009, S&D added a state-of-the-art Liquid Extracts Division which extracts the flavors of coffee, tea and botanicals for use in iced coffee, shakes, ice cream and frozen desserts, energy drinks and other packaged and dispensed products.