JAB-owned Keurig Green Mountain will invest $350 million to build a roasting and packaging facility in South Carolina, creating 500 new jobs.
Located in the Tyger River Industrial Park in Spartanburg County, the site will primarily house coffee roasting and packaging for Keurig’s single-serve K-Cup pods, along with potential to support beverage distribution and warehousing in the future.
The announcement comes months after Keurig Green Mountain revealed it bought Dr Pepper Snapple to create a drinks conglomerate with annual revenue of $11 billion. Keurig itself was bought by JAB in 2015.
Formed in 1981, Keurig’s products are used in 25 million homes throughout North America. More than 50 global coffee, tea and cocoa brands have partnered with Keurig, offering customers approximately 500 varieties.
Richard Jones, Keurig Green Mountain chief supply chain officer, said: “The Keurig Green Mountain business continues to grow. As we plan for the future, we’re pleased to locate our newest facility in Spartanburg County to support our growth. We view the region’s talented employee base and attractive business environment as the right place to invest.”
Governor of South Carolina Henry McMaster said: “We couldn’t be more excited that Keurig Green Mountain has chosen to call Spartanburg County home. The 500 new jobs this investment means for our people will make a big difference in the lives of South Carolinians, and I congratulate this great company on all they’ve achieved.”
South Carolina secretary of commerce Bobby Hitt added: “South Carolina’s favourable business environment, skilled workforce and unparalleled infrastructure offer a recipe for success. I’m excited to welcome Keurig to team South Carolina, and we look forward to seeing the difference these 500 new jobs will make in the community.”
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