AL: Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling to Invest $35M for New Site & New Jobs
16 Dec, 2014
Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a Division of Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, announced it will make a $35 million capital investment in Montgomery.
Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED, is the third largest Coca-Cola bottling company in the United States. Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Company began operations as a division of Coca-Cola UNITED on Nov. 22. As a result of the transition, 37 new jobs were added to the 247 existing jobs at Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Company.
“Great brands and great people, coupled with our locally focused operating structure, are the pillars of Coca-Cola UNITED’s business model. That model, executed by our local employees, emphasizes excellent customer service and strong community engagement,” said Claude Nielsen, Chairman and CEO, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED. “This investment demonstrates our commitment to a great Coca-Cola franchise and optimism for the future in Montgomery.”
Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED recently purchased an 850,000 square-foot building on Westport Boulevard in Montgomery. Extensive renovations have begun at the facility. Completion is anticipated for May 2015.
“Having Coca-Cola UNITED as a new partner in our community is outstanding news for Montgomery,” said Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board of Directors Leslie L. Sanders. “Not only is this a plus in terms of economic development, it is also beneficial for our entire community as this company is well-known for its corporate citizenship. We look forward to a great relationship.”
Those interested in learning more about employment opportunities at Montgomery Coca-Cola Bottling Company should visit http://cocacolaunited.com/careers/ for details.
Currently, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED has locations in seven southeastern states employing approximately 3,800 associates. It is engaged principally in the production, marketing and distribution of Coca-Cola®, Coke Zero®, Diet Coke®, Sprite®, Dr Pepper®, Fanta®, Dasani®, Powerade®, Minute Maid®, vitaminwater® and other beverages under exclusive agreements from The Coca-Cola Company and other soft drink manufacturers. For more information, visit www.cocacolaunited.com.