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 Frampton Construction digs into new facility for Minges Bottling Group

Charlotte, N.C. – Frampton Construction Company, LLC, a full-service construction firm providing planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services, has broken ground on a new 223,375-square-foot build-to-suit project for Minges Bottling Group in Ayden, N.C. The Pepsi-Cola franchiser held a groundbreaking ceremony on April 18, 2023, to mark the occasion.

The Keith Corporation, a Charlotte-based developer, is the owner’s representative for the 19-acre project, which is located directly next to Minges Bottling Group’s existing operations on Highway 11. The new facility will feature extensive warehouse space, with a vending repair area, a three-bay fleet maintenance shop, and over 20,000 square feet of office space. The rear-load building will be constructed of concrete tilt walls, with a 32’ clear height, 24 dock doors, and 10 drive-in doors.

Jeff Minges, president and CEO of Minges Bottling Group, said, “Between celebrating our centennial anniversary and expanding operations with the construction of this new state-of-the-art facility, 2023 is a monumental year for us. This building will serve as a tangible milestone in our legacy, just as we transition into fourth-generation ownership and executive leadership.”

Joey Smith, vice president at Frampton Construction, added, “The Minges family has been a pleasure to work with, and we’re honored to be by their side to celebrate the groundbreaking of this project. The care they have for their people and their community has become evident over the countless hours they’ve spent thoughtfully planning and designing this facility. We can’t wait to bring their vision to life.”

Local dignitaries in attendance included Ayden Mayor Steve Tripp, North Carolina Lt. Governor Mark Robinson, and Director of Pitt County Economic Development Kelly Andrews.

Thomas & Hutton is the civil engineer for the project, with McMillan Pazdan Smith serving as architect. Construction is underway, and the facility is expected to be operational in January 2024.

Minges Bottling Group is a family-owned and operated Pepsi-Cola franchise located in Ayden, N.C. The company has been distributing soft drinks and other beverages in Eastern North Carolina for 100 years.

Frampton Construction is a full-service construction firm offering planning and design support, preconstruction, and construction services. The dedicated team of professionals takes pride in building strong relationships with clients while providing the highest quality of service. They deliver executive leadership and personal oversight throughout the building process, while working diligently to exceed the expectations of every client. With offices in Charleston, S.C., Charlotte, N.C., and Tampa, FL, the company is positioned to manage projects in the southeast and beyond. For more information, please visit http://frampton.construction/ or call 843-572-2400.



*Pictured left to right: Joey Smith, Mayor Steve Tripp, Landon Minges, Jeff Minges, Miles Minges, Kelly Andrews, Robert Combs, and J.P. Wersinger.



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