Scott Walker speaks Wednesday at the Coca-Cola bottling and
distribution center in Milwaukee. The global company
announced its plans to invest $30 million in the facility.
MILWAUKEE – Coca-Cola plans to invest $30 million in its
Milwaukee bottling and distribution center, according to an
The global company intends to produce bottles in Milwaukee for
its new smartwater line, which will replace its Dasani line. To
accommodate this shift, Coca-Cola is also expanding its
warehouse operations, according to the announcement.
“Coca-Cola is a major employee in Milwaukee and this expansion
is a reassurance that the company will continue to grow and
compete in Wisconsin,” Gov. Scott Walker said in a release.
“Milwaukee is home to 150 water-related businesses, and
Coca-Cola’s presence helps solidify the area as the water hub of
Construction on the Milwaukee facility is already underway and
is expected to be done in April 2014, according to the
announcement. In addition to the new line, Coca-Cola will expand
the warehouse and loading docks in Milwaukee. Coca-Cola employs
400 people in Milwaukee and 1,000 in Wisconsin.