Birmingham-based Coca-Cola Bottling Company United will invest $85 million to expand its warehouse in Macon, Georgia.
The expansion is expected to generate about 50 new jobs at the Macon facility.
“This investment will create an enhanced and more efficient working environment for our associates and provide a higher level of service for our customers and communities in Macon and surrounding areas for decades to come,” said Crawford Jones, vice president of Coca-Cola United’s east region, which spans most of the state of Georgia.
The warehouse will be expanded by about 260,000 square feet and will install a new Vertique warehousing system.
“We have seen the benefits first-hand in our other Coca-Cola United facilities that use this Vertique technology,” said Jones, citing installations at Atlanta South Metro Coca-Cola and most recently Tifton Coca-Cola in Georgia. “The system improves the process of fulfilling customer orders and puts less stress on our associates.”
Construction is expected to being during the first quarter of 2023.