Beverage distributor Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) is set to open a new distribution centre in Robeson County, North Carolina (NC), US.
Once completed, the $16.5m facility will help create around 300 jobs over the next five years.
PBV will receive a performance-based grant of up to $150,000 from One North Carolina Fund through the respective local government to establish the new centre.
The project will also receive a $400,000 grant from North Carolina State’s Economic Infrastructure Programme.
Various other states, regional and local allies worked with Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina (EDPNC) and NC Commerce are also supporting PBV’s expansion plans in the state.
North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said: “This expansion will continue to strengthen North Carolina’s position as one of the fastest growing economies in the nation.
“The company’s choice of Robeson County for this state-of-the-art distribution centre continues the strong momentum for the consumer foods and beverage industry in our state.”
PBV currently operates around 20 bottling and distribution facilities in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.
The company distributes Aquafina, Lipton, Gatorade and Starbucks products, and employs more than 2,000 people across its facilities in North Carolina.
In April, PBV commissioned a new 200,000ft² sales and distribution facility in Harrisburg, North Carolina.
Image: Pepsi Bottling Ventures currently distributes Starbucks and other products. Photo: courtesy of Pepsi Bottling Ventures.