After much speculation and anticipation, ‘Project Upstate’ will soon become a reality. Coca-Cola Consolidated officially announced that it plans to invest $13.5 million to construct a new Regional Sales and Distribution Center in Anderson County. This announcement culminates two years of discussions and negotiations since company officials first connected with Anderson County Economic Development staff.
The warehouse and storage facility will be more than a million and a half square feet. The proposed facility will located near the existing Budweiser distribution center at the intersection of Highways 86 and 17, Piedmont.
“All of us at Coca-Cola Consolidated are excited about building our new Regional Sales and Distribution Center in Anderson County,” said Lauren C. Steele, Sr. VP Corporate Affairs. “This state-of-the-art, 150,000 square foot facility on the 36 acre site will enable us to more efficiently and effectively serve our retail customers and loyal consumers throughout the Upstate of South Carolina and parts of North Georgia. It has been a pleasure to work with Anderson County officials on this project and we look forward to breaking ground in the near future.”
“Anderson County is more than excited to announce the newest addition to our family,” said County Council Vice Chairman Ken Waters. “Coca-Cola Consolidated has selected District 6 for their new Regional Sales and Distribution Center. This decision, which brings 147 jobs with above average wages and a capital investment of $13.5 million, will benefit all of Anderson County. We couldn’t be happier! After all, one of Coca-Cola’s popular slogans is “Choose Coke” and now we have bragging rights – Coke Chose Anderson County!”
Charlotte, NC-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated is the nation’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, with 7,000 employees serving franchise selling territories in 12 states.
To learn more about Coke Consolidated: www.cokeconsolidated.com