US bottled water producer Niagara Bottling will invest around $68 million to build a new facility in Kansas City.
Niagara, which produces a range of beverages including still, sparkling and flavoured water, tea and isotonics, expects the 420,000-square-foot plant to be completed in early 2020.
“We are extremely excited about selecting Kansas City, Mo., as the location for Niagara Bottling, LLC’s newest plant in the Midwest,” said Niagara Bottling’s executive vice president Brian Hess.
“We appreciate the region’s focus on supporting the advanced manufacturing and logistics sectors, and its coordinated response to our unique project opportunity. As Niagara continues to grow and gain market share, this location in Kansas City positions us well to serve our existing customers while expanding our customer base and reaching new markets.”
Tim Cowden, president and CEO of Kansas City Area Development Council, said: “In a city of more than 150,000 manufacturing and logistics employees, Kansas City is the perfect hub for Niagara Bottling, LLC.
“Kansas City’s central location attracts and supports a diverse industry base, and we are confident Niagara Bottling will feel right at home in KC.”
The announcement comes months after Niagara said it is investing $90 million to build a new bottling facility in Temple, Texas. The company estimates that the plant will begin operating in the fourth quarter of this year.
Niagara is one of the largest producers of private-label bottled water products in the US. In 2017, the firm invested $76 million to build a production facility in Mesa, Arizona, and acquired a further manufacturing site in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, as part of its acquisition of First Quality’s bottled water business.
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