OPELIKA — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Niagara Bottling LLC, one of the nation’s leading beverage manufacturers, plans to open a new production facility in Opelika with an estimated investment of $112 million.
The bottling plant, located in Opelika’s northeast industrial park along Interstate 85, will initially create 50 jobs.
“Niagara Bottling’s decision to locate its new production facility in Opelika is a testament to Alabama’s strong business climate and the many advantages we can offer companies looking to boost their growth plans. said Governor Ivey. “Niagara Bottling is making a significant investment to launch this operation, and we are pleased the company has chosen to do so in Sweet Home Alabama.”
Niagara Bottling, family owned and operated since 1963, operates bottling facilities in the United States and Mexico. The Diamond Bar, Calif.-based company works closely with some of the largest retailers, grocers, clubs and convenience stores across the country.
“We appreciate Opelika’s highly competitive and attractive combination of location, infrastructure, logistics and workforce,” said Brian Hess, Executive Vice President at Niagara Bottling. “Niagara has built a strong team and community relationships across the United States and looks forward to maintaining its leadership in manufacturing, innovation, supply chain and global environmental stewardship.”
Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, said Niagara Bottling is a great addition to the state’s business community.
“The top priorities of the Alabama economic development team are to create meaningful employment opportunities for citizens of the state and to bring in new investments to reinvigorate communities,” said Secretary Canfield. “We look forward to seeing Niagara Bottling grow and prosper in Opelika, as it aligns perfectly with our strategic economic development goals. »
Opelika officials have welcomed Niagara Bottling’s investment plans.
“It is truly an honor when an industry chooses to invest in our community,” said Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller. “We are pleased to assist Niagara Bottling in its continued success.”