The beverage company that makes single-cup coffee brewing systems for the home is expanding into Douglas County, bringing 550 new jobs and $337 million in investments over the next five years.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Keurig Green Mountain will open a 585,000-square-foot manufacturing facility that will produce single-use pods for the company’s new at-home cold-drink system. Keurig and Coca-Cola announced a partnership in February to offer Coke products in the new system, the Governor’s Officer said in a press release.
The AJC reported Coca-Cola is a minority investor in Kerig.
“Keurig’s new facility is a great addition to Georgia’s already diverse manufacturing industry and will provide many good jobs for our citizens,” Deal said in a statement. “The fact that the company has chosen to manufacture its new product line in Georgia is a testament to our skilled workforce and logistics infrastructure.”
Keurig’s popular hot-drink system offers more than 50 high-quality brands and 290 beverages.
Other statements on the deal:
Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan
“Douglas County is honored that Keurig has chosen us for its newest location. They have trusted their brand to our county, and we are grateful. Douglas County has great locations, great transportation, low taxes and high livability, and we welcome Keurig to our community.”
Douglasville Mayor Harvey Persons
“I am excited to welcome Keurig to Douglasville. Keurig in their partnership with the Coca-Cola Company represents the type of corporate citizenry that continues to help make Douglasville one of the premier places in America to live, work, play and raise a family. Our labor force, infrastructure, collaborative efforts and quality of life are the reasons for choosing Douglasville and why Georgia is the No. 1 state to do business.”
Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Chris Carr
“It is great to see an innovative company such as Keurig partner with one of Georgia’s biggest brand names – the Coca-Cola Company. Our pro-business environment sets the stage for businesses to collaborate, and this is a tremendous example of such a partnership.”
Metro Atlanta Chamber President/CEO of Hala Moddelmog
“We are pleased to welcome Keurig and its new processing facility to metro Atlanta. This boost in manufacturing jobs and investment in metro Atlanta’s food and beverage industry is a huge win for Douglas County and for our region. Keurig, one of the most widely recognized beverage brands, will benefit from our skilled workforce, warehouse space and supply chain infrastructure.”