US bottled water producer Niagara Bottling will invest $76 million in a new production facility in Mesa, Arizona.
The 450,000-square-foot facility is expected to create between 45 and 55 new jobs when the plant goes live in 2018. Construction will begin this month.
The plant forms part of Mesa’s Elliot Road Technology Corridor – an area of redevelopment in the east of the city earmarked for data and technology companies, with Apple set to invest $2 billion to join Niagara in the neighbourhood.
Niagara has invested $350 million over the last five years in expanding its manufacturing presence in Virginia, Mississippi, Ohio, Georgia, and now Arizona. It is the largest producer of private-label bottled water products in the US.
The site is in an area of east Mesa earmarked for development. © Google
Niagara Bottling executive vice-president Brian Hess said: “Niagara Bottling is a responsible, family-owned company that is committed to supporting our local community, our team members and our environment. We are very proud to announce Mesa, Arizona, as the home of our newest beverage manufacturing facility and look forward to maintaining leadership in the areas of innovation, supply chain efficiencies, and overall environmental stewardship.
“We are very proud of our efforts to provide healthy beverages to our customers, first responders, and charitable partners. We are very appreciative for the city of Mesa’s support and warm welcome and look forward to being an integral and productive member of the local community.”
Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council, added: “The new Niagara Bottling manufacturing facility in Mesa will add quality jobs and tens of millions of dollars in capital investment in our communities. We join our partners in welcoming Niagara to Mesa, Arizona, and look forward to their future success.”
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