Niagara Bottling Plans Production Complex in Florence, South Carolina
Family-owned and operated since 1963, Niagara Bottling manufactures a variety of bottled water and beverage products. The company will invest more than $70 million to construct a 502,320-square-foot, state-of-the-art, facility that will serve the growing demand for high-quality bottled water; the project is expected to create 70 jobs over the next five years. Operations are expected to be online by the first quarter of 2021.
“Niagara Bottling is very excited to establish our newest manufacturing facility in Florence, South Carolina. We chose Florence as our new home for a number of reasons including what we felt was a highly competitive and attractive combination of location, infrastructure and workforce. We look forward to becoming an integral member of the community and maintaining our leadership in the areas of manufacturing, innovation, supply chain and overall environmental stewardship,” Niagara Bottling Executive Vice President Brian Hess said.
“When a company like Niagara Bottling decides to invest in South Carolina and our citizens, it signals to the world that South Carolina is open for business. This $70 million investment is a real reason to celebrate in Florence County and throughout South Carolina,” Governor Henry McMaster said.
“South Carolina’s business-friendly environment quenches the thirst of companies looking for a place to call home. Congratulations to Niagara Bottling on their new operations in Florence County, and I look forward to this company succeeding and growing in the years to come,” Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt added.
“Niagara Bottling is a welcome addition to the business community in Florence County. Beyond its manufacturing capabilities, packaging innovations and high-quality products, Niagara Bottling also prioritizes sustainability, philanthropy and community engagement. We at Florence County Economic Development Partnership are proud of the diligent work and joint effort put forth to recruit such an impactful organization,” said Florence County Economic Development Partnership Chairman Joe W. “Rocky” Pearce.
"We are extremely excited to see the momentum this region has had over the past few years continue into 2020. Niagara Bottling’s announcement in Florence County was the result of a true collaborative effort, and we know they will bring continued success to this region,” NESA Executive Committee Chairman Yancey McGill added.
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