US beverage manufacturer Niagara Bottling is investing around $156 million to open a new production facility in Kansas City, Missouri.
According to Missouri Partnership, the new 634,000-square-foot plant will initially create nearly 100 jobs.
“Niagara Bottling is excited to establish a second manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri,” said Brian Hess, executive vice president for Niagara Bottling.
“This new facility will allow Niagara to produce new beverage products and serve important customers in the Midwest.”
He continued: “We appreciate the highly competitive and attractive combination of location, infrastructure, logistics and workforce in the Kansas City region.”
The region already has a workforce of more than 25,000 employed in food and beverage manufacturing, warehousing and distribution.
“Niagara Bottling’s selection of Kansas City reinforces our region’s position as a growing hub for food and beverage logistics in the US,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council.
“We are pleased to welcome the new operation and are eager to watch the company expand.”
Niagara has made a number of investments in its production capabilities in recent years, including to build a new $90 million bottling facility in Temple, Texas.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2021
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