Niagara Bottling, a family-owned beverage manufacturer, is opening a new production facility in Kansas City, Mo. The company will invest approximately $156 million in the new 634,000-sq-ft facility, which initially create nearly 100 jobs.
“Niagara Bottling is excited to establish a second manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri,” says Brian Hess, executive vice president for Niagara Bottling. “This new facility will allow Niagara to produce new beverage products and serve important customers in the Midwest.”
The company cited the Kansas City region’s central location, availability of skilled talent, and strong community relationships as key drivers of its decision.
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“We appreciate the highly competitive and attractive combination of location, infrastructure, logistics, and workforce in the Kansas City region,” says Hess. “Niagara has built a strong team and community relationships in Kansas City, and looks forward to maintaining our leadership in the areas of manufacturing, innovation, supply chain, and overall environmental stewardship.”
“We want to congratulate Niagara Bottling on their expansion in the Kansas City region,” says Governor Mike Parson. “This investment and the new jobs it will create will provide even more opportunities for Missourians to support their families and advance their careers right here in our state.”
“We’re excited for the more than 100 new jobs this expansion will bring for Kansas Citians,” says Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas. “I am proud Kansas City continues to be such a great place for businesses such as Niagara Bottling to open and expand their operations.”
The Kansas City region’s $226 billion food and beverage industry continues to see growth with more than 660 companies located in the area and a workforce of more than 25,000 employed in food and beverage manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution.