Mark Anthony Brewing Locates New Brewery Site in Glendale, Arizona
"In a race against time, to meet the explosive demand for White Claw Hard Seltzer, the new 916,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility will be up and running in under seven months," according to the Arizona Commerce Authority. "In other markets, projects like this can take years.”
“The primary reason we selected Glendale was the innovative thinking and personal support of Governor Doug Ducey, the city of Glendale, the Arizona Commerce Authority, and their willingness to embrace our vision and commit to the support required for our rapid build-out and aggressive timeline,” said Mark Anthony Brewing President John Sacksteder. “Once complete, this new facility will be a beacon for the advanced manufacturing capabilities of the City of Glendale and the state of Arizona.”
Mark Anthony Brewing anticipates investing more than $250 million in the facility, that includes the unique BrewPure process which allows White Claw Hard Seltzer, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Mike’s Harder Lemonade and Cayman Jack Cocktails to taste like no other, the Arizona Commerce Authority noted. In addition to the associated construction jobs, it is anticipated that there will be more than 200 full-time jobs at the facility when it’s up and running in June of 2020.
“We’re thrilled that Mark Anthony Brewing has chosen Arizona for their western manufacturing center that will create hundreds of new jobs in the West Valley,” said Governor Ducey. “We are committed to keeping Arizona the best place in the nation to start and scale a business.”
“We are proud to be an organization that can attract the best of the best,” said Glendale City Manager Kevin Phelps. “We know it is a very aggressive construction schedule, but our team is prepared to rise to the challenge. Our development team has been working closely with Mark Anthony Brewing and have a plan in place to ensure we meet their timeline. We are thrilled to welcome this project and the additional investment to the city.”
The city of Glendale worked in partnership with the Arizona Commerce Authority through the site selection process to bring Mark Anthony Brewing to the state.
“Arizona’s manufacturing industry is thriving, thanks to investments from industry leaders like Mark Anthony Brewing,” said Sandra Watson, Arizona Commerce Authority President & CEO. “It is clear that our state’s unique value proposition continues to resonate with growing companies. We thank Mark Anthony Brewing for selecting Glendale for this new operation, which will have a positive economic impact in the region.”
“This facility will help keep up with consumer demand for White Claw while bringing additional jobs and investment to Glendale,” said Mayor Jerry Weiers. “I welcome this development and Mark Anthony Brewing to our city. I know they will be wonderful community partners and proud to call Glendale home."
“The Yucca District is thrilled to welcome another quality employer to the multiple developments happening district-wide,” said Glendale Vice Mayor Joyce Clark. “The goal with this annexation was to bring major employers, like Mark Anthony Brewing into our city, and I am delighted to see the anticipated development happening so quickly. In addition to the significant employment opportunities they are bringing, they have also demonstrated their commitment to be an involved and invested partner in our community."
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