Premium Waters to build new bottled water facility in Mississippi, US

18 September 2016 (Last Updated September 18th, 2016 18:30)

US-based private-label water bottling company Premium Waters is planning to open a bottled water facility in Hinds County, Mississippi, with an investment of $25m.

US-based private-label water bottling company Premium Waters is planning to open a bottled water facility in Hinds County, Mississippi, with an investment of $25m.

Planned to be built at J.C. Sonny McDonald Industrial Park, the 210,000ft² facility will be equipped with water bottle manufacturing and filling operation capabilities, and is expected to create 42 jobs.

Premium Waters supply chain vice-president Bernie Zarda said: “We went through a rigorous site selection process and are very pleased to have selected Hinds County to build our technically advanced bottled water facility.

"Hinds County and the Jackson area met our criteria for investment, including a supportive labour market and excellent access to our customers in the region."

“Hinds County and the Jackson area met our criteria for investment, including a supportive labour market and excellent access to our customers in the region.”

Premium Waters is receiving help from the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) and Hinds County to establish the facility.

Mississippi Development Authority executive director Glenn McCullough Jr said: “Premium Waters’ decision to invest in Hinds County and add more than 40 new career opportunities for the people of Central Mississippi will strengthen the region’s economy for generations to come.

“I salute our partners at the Hinds County Economic Development Authority, Entergy Mississippi, the Greater Jackson Alliance and the Hinds County Board of Supervisors for working with MDA to bring Premium Waters to our state.”

Construction on the new facility is scheduled to start this month, while production is expected to begin by April 2017.