Publix breaks ground on $400M distribution center in NC

NORTH CAROLINA — Frigid morning temperatures fittingly greeted national supermarket chain Publix as it held groundbreaking ceremonies for its 1.8-million-square-foot refrigerated and frozen foods distribution center in eastern Greensboro.

While the weather was nothing new to most of the more than 100 in attendance Thursday, the central Florida-based executive team accustomed to warmer climes held the event inside a heated tent, turning ceremonial dirt in a large, signature green trough as earth-moving equipment worked elsewhere on the 360-acre project.

Site work has begun off U.S. 70 and Birch Creek Road on the $400 million project that will bring some 1,000 jobs paying an average annual salary of $44,000.

Read more and check out photos from the groundbreaking here.

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