Colorado To Become The Home Of Pepsi’s Largest Manufacturing Plant In The U.S.
PepsiCo's largest manufacturing plant in the U.S. will soon have a home right here in Colorado.
On Wednesday, July 13, the American multinational food, snack, and beverage corporation announced that will build its largest plant in the United States in Denver, CO.
Where, exactly, will the new PepsiCo manufacturing plant be built?
PepsiCo's new plant will be built in Denver, CO - in particular, near the Denver International Airport (DIA).
The new manufacturing facility will sit on 152 acres near East 72nd Avenue and Tower Road, just south of E-470, at the Denver High Point development area.
The new facility will reportedly be replacing Pepsi's River North (RiNo) Art District location that has been in operation since the 1950s near Interstate 70 and Brighton Boulevard. That plant was sold to a buyer last month, but PepsiCo said it will continue leasing the building for its operations until the new Denver facility opens next year.
"PepsiCo has been committed to our community for nearly 75 years, and we’re proud that they have chosen to deepen their roots here and grow that commitment," Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said in a statement, according to 9News.
"Not only will their new facility create more quality jobs in our city, it significantly boosts their commitment to sustainability and supports my administration’s climate action efforts. We’ve been working hand in hand with the PepsiCo team on this project and look forward to taking it across the finish line."
How many new jobs will PepsiCo bring to Colorado?
PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) said the 1.2 million-square-foot facility will create nearly 250 new jobs in the Denver area in addition to retaining 250 current employees, 9News reported on Wednesday (July 13).
"Our strong workforce and thriving economy are proving that Colorado is the best place to live, work, and do business, and we are thrilled over 250 new jobs are being created in our state," Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said in response to Wednesday's news.
Pepsi has been operating in Colorado since 1936.
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