Coca-Cola Consolidated is expanding in South Carolina with the construction of a $5 million sales and distribution center in Jasper County.
“Jasper County welcomes Coca-Cola to our business and industrial community. We are proud that this highly respected and globally recognized American brand has chosen to grow their operations in our community,” said Marty Sauls, Jasper County Council chairman. “We also appreciate the jobs that this investment will bring, because every job created affects a family in our region."
The company brings 45 existing jobs with the operation and expects to create 20 new jobs.
“Coke Consolidated has a rich history in South Carolina, and this investment reinforces the commitment we have to the state,” said Steve Curtis, Coca-Cola Consolidated branch manager. “This new facility will help us operate more efficiently to better serve our retail customers and loyal customers throughout the region while creating jobs."
Coca-Cola Consolidated has seven locations and employs more than 1,200 people in the state. The new facility will handle sales and distribution of Coca-Cola products throughout Allendale, Bamberg, Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.
‘Coca-Cola has been an important partner to our state for a long time, employing over 1,200 South Carolinians. Every time a company like Coca-Cola decides to invest in South Carolina, it shows the world that there is no company too big or too small to find success here,” said S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster.
The company’s operations will be located in the Cypress Ridge Industrial Park’s Speculative Building in Ridgeland.
“Coca-Cola Consolidated has been a longtime member of the South Carolina business community, and we're thrilled that they continue to invest in our state and its people,” said S.C. Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.