Niagara Bottling will establish operations in Florence County, SC. The beverage manufacturer’s more than $70 million investment is projected to create 70 new jobs over the next five years.
“Niagara Bottling is very excited to establish our newest manufacturing facility in Florence, South Carolina,” said Niagara Bottling Executive Vice President Brian Hess. “We chose Florence as our new home for a number of reasons including what we felt was a highly competitive and attractive combination of location, infrastructure and workforce. We look forward to becoming an integral member of the community and maintaining our leadership in the areas of manufacturing, innovation, supply chain and overall environmental stewardship.”
Family-owned and operated since 1963, Niagara Bottling manufactures a variety of bottled water and beverage products, while continuously creating innovative ways to promote sustainability.
“When a company like Niagara Bottling decides to invest in South Carolina and our citizens, it signals to the world that South Carolina is open for business,” said Gov. Henry McMaster. “This $70 million investment is a real reason to celebrate in Florence County and throughout South Carolina.”
Located at Pee Dee Touchstone Energy Commerce Park in Florence, Niagara Bottling is constructing a new 502,320-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that will serve the growing demand for high-quality bottled water. Operations are expected to be online by the first quarter of 2021.
According to South Carolina Senate President Pro Tempore Hugh K. Leatherman, Florence County has become a hub for food, beverage and distribution industries due to its water and utility infrastructure.
“Niagara Bottling is a welcome addition to the business community in Florence County,” commented Florence County Economic Development Partnership Chairman Joe W. “Rocky” Pearce. “Beyond its manufacturing capabilities, packaging innovations and high-quality products, Niagara Bottling also prioritizes sustainability, philanthropy and community engagement. We at Florence County Economic Development Partnership are proud of the diligent work and joint effort put forth to recruit such an impactful organization.”
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