Pepsi Bottling Ventures to build new facility in Cabarrus County

Pepsi Bottling Ventures will build a new 200,000 square-foot sales and distribution center in Cabarrus County.

The company said in a statement Tuesday that the new operation will allow it to keep more than 200 current jobs and consolidate both its South Boulevard location in Charlotte as well as the Midland, N.C., location into a single facility.

All employees from both locations will transfer to the new facility upon completion, Pepsi said in the statement, and the new facility will support “significant growth” in the Charlotte market.

The company plans to invest over $12.5 million in the project, and the facility is tentatively scheduled to open June 2016. It will be located on 32 acres off N.C. 49 in Harrisburg.

“Harrisburg is the ideal location for our company, given its central location in our service area and its accessibility for our current employees and easy highway access to distribute our Pepsi products,” said Claire Niver, senior vice president of human resources and corporate affairs.

Pepsi’s bottling complex on South Boulevard is being marketed as a potential major mixed-use site for redevelopment, adding to the building boom in South End.

Pepsi Bottling Ventures is the largest privately held bottler of Pepsi-Cola products in North America, operating 21 bottling and distribution facilities that serve customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and Delaware.

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