KEURIG GREEN MOUNTAIN
Lithia Springs, Georgia
On June 19, Keurig Green Mountain announced plans to open a new manufacturing and distribution facility in metro Atlanta, creating approximately 550 new jobs and investing $337 million over the next five years.
"Keurig's new facility is a great addition to Georgia's already diverse manufacturing industry and will provide many good jobs for our citizens" said Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. "The fact that the company has chosen to manufacture its new product line in Georgia is a testament to our skilled workforce and logistics infrastructure."
The company plans to retrofit an existing building in Lithia Springs. The 585,000-square-foot manufacturing center will support the production of pods for the company's new Keurig® Cold platform, an in-home cold beverage system with the same one-touch simplicity, quality and variety as consumers have with hot beverages.
"Keurig Cold is an exciting new multi-brand platform for our company, and ensuring beverage pod production capacity and efficiency are key to its success," said Keurig's President and CEO Brian Kelley. "The Douglas County region offers a diverse and skilled employee base as well as many geographic and economic benefits, making it a great location for our new facility. We are grateful for the support we have received from local and state representatives to help bring us to the region, and we look forward to becoming an active part of the community."
Headquartered in Waterbury, Vermont, Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, recognized for its award-winning beverages, innovative Keurig® brewing technology, and socially responsible business practices. The company has operations in Vermont, Massachusetts, California, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and Montreal, Canada.
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