Keurig Dr Pepper has announced that it is investing a further $100 million to continue the development of its coffee roasting and manufacturing facility in South Carolina, US.
Through the investment, KDP expects to create around 250 new jobs by 2027 at the facility located in Spartanburg County. The project is an extension of a phased build of the facility which broke ground in 2019. KDP previously invested a total of $380 million at the facility, creating 155 jobs at the location.
The company’s Spartanburg County location is exclusively focused on coffee roasting and packaging for K-Cup pods for use in Keurig brewers. KDP says that the facility is one of the largest ‘LEED’ certified manufacturing facilities in the world. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the world’s most widely used green building rating system.
South Carolina’s Coordinating Council for Economic Development awarded a $1 million Set-Aside grant to Spartanburg County to assist with the costs of building improvements.
KDP’s chief supply chain officer, Roger Johnson, said: “Our facility in South Carolina remains an important asset in the ongoing evolution of our next-generation coffee production capabilities. Keurig Dr Pepper is proud to continue to grow in the welcoming and talent-rich community of Moore. We greatly appreciate the support we have received from the State of South Carolina in helping to facilitate our ongoing investment and hiring needs.”
The further development of the facility is expected to be complete in 2027, with jobs opening in manufacturing and distribution operations.
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