ATLANTA, GA, April 15, 2022

Cox & Company has received first place honors in the 2022 AGC Build Georgia Awards for the CP Kelco Global Innovation Center project.

Cox & Company completed CP Kelco’s Global Innovation Center in Atlanta, GA in April 2021. This project included transforming over 24,000 SF of Class-A office space into a world class laboratory that allows CP Kelco to deliver on their brand promise of “Unlocking Nature-Powered Success”. The project consisted of building labs devoted to microbiology, fermentation sciences, R&D, and consumer and industrial development, while also constructing meeting spaces of all sizes and a test kitchen. In addition to the interior work, Cox & Company built an exterior, stand-alone mechanical building that powers the laboratory from 3 stories down.

Cox & Company was met with many challenges regarding the complexity of the project, COVID-19, changing client needs, and a very specific timeline with which to complete the project. Despite these challenges, the project was completed successfully one month ahead of schedule.

“I want to commend Cox & Company for their outstanding work performed on the construction of a new Innovation Center for CP Kelco,” stated CP Kelco Senior Project Manager, Chris McAnarney. “Their effective management and communication led to a successful project in a unique and difficult work environment over the last two years.  The finished product met our lofty expectations and will enhance the culture and collaboration of our Innovation group.”

The AGC Build Georgia Awards will be presented during our Annual Convention on Thursday – Sunday, June 9-12, 2022 at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa. AGC Georgia recognizes projects earning first place honors during our Awards Program on the morning of Saturday, June 11.


Cox & Company is a leading full-service commercial construction firm offering general contracting and construction management services in the Atlanta area. We specialize in building and renovating best-in-class interior spaces through our experienced leadership, field staff and highly qualified subcontractors. Our project portfolio ranges from simple interior finishes to complex, multi-phased projects across many specialized and technical market sectors and industries. At our core, we strive to build long-term relationships through hard work, integrity and first-class customer service. With the unique ability to understand every phase of the construction process, we collaborate with our clients to define and execute a plan to reach their specific business goals. Our team takes every project personally and provides expert insight along the way to help businesses make decisions that will benefit them long after the project is complete. Learn more at