Keurig Dr Pepper has announced that it will invest approximately $200 million to build a new production and warehouse facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
According to the company, the new ‘state-of-the-art’ facility will expand the company’s production capacity for new and existing brands across all beverage categories.
The new warehouse will also help the company optimise its supply chain and logistics operation in the Northeastern US, by providing ‘large-scale’ warehouse operations in the region.
Approximately 400 jobs will be created as a result of this investment.
Fernando Cortes, chief supply chain officer at Keurig Dr Pepper, said: “Keurig Dr Pepper is focused on building an integrated, best-in-class manufacturing network that supports the production of all beverages in all categories.
“Our new facility in Allentown and additional supply chain investments in existing facilities support our vision for providing a beverage for every consumer. We are excited to become part of the Allentown community as we continue to invest in new and exciting opportunities for growth.”
Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf added: “My administration has been committed to finding the right company to utilise this site, and we are proud that Keurig Dr Pepper has agreed to expand its operations and create new jobs in the commonwealth.
“Today’s announcement is great news for the Lehigh Valley region.”
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