Quality Beverage Expands Lowndes County, Mississippi, Operations
The investment will include a new 50,000-square-foot beverage syrup facility, featuring manufacturing, R&D and distribution operations. Production is scheduled for January 2025.
“We are grateful to the Mississippi Development Authority and the GTR LINK for their assistance with this project. Joe Max and his team have been a pleasure to work with and were instrumental in bringing this project to fruition during this period of transformative growth at our company. Columbus and Lowndes County have always been home, and with the LINK’s assistance, we were able to identify a site where our new operations will deliver significant additional manufacturing capacity for our customer partners and, most importantly, a best-in-class facility for our dedicated, hard-working employees” Quality Beverage President Brad Earwood said.
The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is providing assistance through the Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive, or MFLEX. The Golden Triangle Development LINK and the Lowndes County Industrial Development Authority also have worked with the company to develop this expansion project.
“MDA strives to provide a supportive business environment that encourages growth so companies like Quality Beverage have a strong foundation on which to create economic opportunities in their communities for not only the local workforce, but also for future generations of Mississippians. This expansion is a sterling example of an existing Mississippi company finding the formula needed for continued growth and success right here at home,” MDA Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp noted.
Quality Beverage is a private-label manufacturer of dispensed beverage concentrates, syrups and sweeteners for the food and beverage industry.
“The Golden Triangle Development LINK is always excited to land a company that will bring jobs and investment to our area. However, when a homegrown company chooses to expand and create new jobs and investment, it is both thrilling and rewarding. We are so pleased that Quality Beverage has done just that,” added Joe Max Higgins, CEO of GTR LINK.
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