PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA), a division of PepsiCo, is investing $260 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Tucker, Ga. The 260,000-sq-ft expansion of the plant will make the manufacturing facility one of the company’s largest.
The expansion, which will increase the facility’s productivity five times its current output, also will create a minimum of 136 full-time jobs.
“This expansion will greatly increase PBNA’s production serving nearby Atlanta and the wider Georgia region to continue the growth of our business and customers in the area,” says Karen Jordan, PBNA chief supply chain officer. “We are proud to increase our footprint locally as a supplier, producer, and employer, bringing with us our gender equity and sustainability mission to create positive change.”
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In July 2020, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division made a $200 million investment in its Perry, Ga., facility that created 240 new jobs.
“We are excited that another division of PepsiCo has chosen Georgia to grow their operations,” says Governor Kemp. “We applaud the leadership and economic development team with the City of Tucker and send our great thanks to them and to our partners in DeKalb County and at the Technical College System of Georgia for their continued efforts to create jobs and opportunities for hardworking Georgians.”
“We are delighted that PBNA has decided to deepen the roots they have planted here in DeKalb County,” adds DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond. “We are proud to be a part of this exciting public/private partnership that will spur job creation and economic growth.”