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Coca-Cola’s Newest U.S. Plant in a Decade is Coming to Texas

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According to an announcement from Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, a new $250 million Coca-Cola plant will soon be calling the Bayou City home. To be completed in early 2020, the Houston plant is the company’s first U.S. facility built in a decade.

“Its ‘world-class design’ is expected to enhance operations in the Southeast region of Texas by consolidating production from two of the company’s existing facilities and four distribution centers in Houston, per the company’s statement,” shared an article by Culture Map.

Coca-Cola's Newest U.S. Plant in a Decade is Coming to Texas

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The state-of-the-art facility will be located at Beltway 8 and Interstate 45 in Houston, Texas at Pinto Business Park, a Hines-developed industrial park, according to the Houston Chronicle. This newest addition to the infrastructure of the city is sure to create a massive amount of job possibilities. It will include five production lines, space for distribution, a warehouse, and sales for Coca-Cola products.

Mark Schortman, President of Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, told Fox26Houston.com, “Coca-Cola has a long, rich history in Houston. As a local bottler, we’ve been serving customers, consumers, and communities in Texas for more than 100 years. We are committed to supporting future growth in the region, one of the fastest-growing markets in the U.S.”

Coca-Cola's Newest U.S. Plant in a Decade is Coming to Texas

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A spokesman for the company stated that although it will be closing its two existing plants in Houston to replace them with the new plant, it doesn’t anticipate any layoffs and plans to reorganize its operations. Now you can “Have a Coke and Smile” knowing that the refreshing beverage is being bottled right here in the great Lone State where everything we do is bigger in Texas!