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Keurig Green Mountain to open first cold-pod-dedicated manufacturing facility


June 19, 2014
By Canadian Vending

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June 20, 2014, Atlanta, GA, and Waterbury, VT – Keurig Green Mountain will open a facility in
Douglas County, Ga., to manufacture pods for its new Keurig Cold platform.


June 20, 2014, Atlanta, GA, and Waterbury, VT – Keurig Green Mountain will open a facility in
Douglas County, Ga., to manufacture pods for its new Keurig Cold platform.

Keurig has closed on the purchase of a 585,000-square-foot building for renovation in Douglasville and anticipates
creating 550 new jobs and investing $337 million into the facility over
the next five years.


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"Keurig's new facility is a great addition to Georgia's already diverse
manufacturing industry and will provide many good jobs for our
citizens," said Gov. Nathan Deal, in a media statement. "The fact that the company has chosen to
manufacture it new product line in Georgia is a testament to our skilled
workforce and logistics infrastructure."



The company's Hot Brewing System makes more than 50 quality
brands and 290 beverages. The new manufacturing centre
will support the production of pods for the company's new Keurig Cold
platform, an in-home cold beverage system that will give consumers a
convenient way to quickly produce their favourite cold beverage brands.



In February, Keurig and The Coca-Cola Company announced the companies
had entered into a long-term, global strategic partnership to
collaborate on the development and introduction of Coke's global brand portfolio for use in the Keurig Cold beverage
system and will co-operate to bring the system to consumers around the
world. The system is currently under development with expected
availability in fiscal year 2015.



"Keurig Cold is an exciting new multi-brand platform for our company,
and ensuring beverage pod production capacity and efficiency are key to
its success," said Brian Kelley, Keurig's President and chief executive officer, in the statement. "The
Douglas County region offers a diverse and skilled employee base as well
as many geographic and economic benefits, making it a great location for
our new facility. We are grateful for the support we have received from
local and state representatives to help bring us to the region, and we
look forward to becoming an active part of the community."



In addition to the new Douglas County location, Keurig maintains eight
production and distribution facilities in and Montreal, Que.; Castroville, Calif.;
Knoxville, Tenn.; Windsor, Va.; and Essex, Waterbury, and
Williston, Vt.; Sumner, Wash. The company also conducts research and development activities in facilities
in Burlington, Reading, and Wakefield, Mass.; and in Waterbury,
Vt. The Douglas County site will complement the company's new Early
Production Center in Williston, Vt., which will serve as a hub for
Keurig Cold start-up and early production work.