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Refresco Expands Joplin, Missouri, Operations

Beverage bottling manufacturer Refresco plans to expand its operation in Joplin, Missouri. The $30.5 million project is expected to create 40 jobs.

The investment includes the addition of a new production line to increase capacity at its distribution center.

“We’re pleased to see a leading manufacturer like Refresco investing and creating jobs in Joplin,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Our state’s low costs, skilled workforce, and commitment to infrastructure are producing results, including in our southwest region. We look forward to this company’s continued success in Joplin and the benefits it will provide for Missourians in the area.”

Refresco will benefit from the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation. The company is also receiving assistance from Missouri One Start which is a division of the Department of Economic Development. Missouri One Start assists eligible businesses with their recruitment and training needs.

“Refresco’s growth in Joplin is creating opportunities that are helping Missourians prosper,” noted Michelle Hataway, Acting Director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “This company’s decision to expand its existing location demonstrates our state’s ability to provide what businesses need to thrive. We appreciate all our partners who supported this project and helped bring additional investment and jobs to southwest Missouri.”

Refresco is a global independent beverage solutions provider for retailers and Global, National and Emerging (GNE) brands in Europe, North America, and Australia. The company offers services as a go-between for branded beverage companies and their retailers or contract manufacturers.

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