Pepsi Bottling Ventures to Expand Operations and Construct New Facility in Cabarrus County
President and CEO
Cabarrus Economic Development
Pepsi Bottling Ventures will be expanding operations and constructing a new facility in Cabarrus County. The new facility will be located off Highway 49 in Harrisburg and will offer 200,000 square feet of sales and distribution space. Pepsi Bottling Ventures plans to retain more than 200 current jobs with the consolidation of the Charlotte and Midland locations and plans to invest over $12.5 million at the new location. Completion of the new facility is tentatively scheduled for June 2016.
“Pepsi has been a valued corporate partner in Cabarrus County since 1988,” said Harrisburg Mayor Steve Sciascia. “Harrisburg is pleased that through our joint partnership with Cabarrus County and Cabarrus Economic Development, we’re able to retain a prominent employer and keep these jobs in Cabarrus County.”
“Pepsi has a long history in Cabarrus County. We are extremely happy that as the County grows, we’re able to meet Pepsi’s growing needs,” said Cabarrus County Board of Commissioners Chair Steve Morris. “Pepsi is a proven supporter of our community. Their investment in our people and infrastructure will widen our tax base, which translates to more opportunities for our citizens.”
“The Cabarrus EDC would like to thank Pepsi for their investment in our county,” Patrick Coughlin, President and CEO of the Cabarrus regional Chamber and EDC, said. “We would also like to thank all the partners who helped bring this project to completion, including the Town of Harrisburg and Cabarrus County.”
“Harrisburg is the ideal location for our company, given its central location in our service area and it’s accessibility for our current employees and easy highway access to distribute our Pepsi products,” said Claire Niver, SVP of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. “We appreciate the support we have received from the Town of Harrisburg and Cabarrus County, making it possible for us to expand here,” she added.