Keurig Dr. Pepper Plans New $200M Plant and Warehouse

September 16, 2019

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Keurig Dr. Pepper Plans New $200M Plant and Warehouse
Keurig Dr. Pepper plans to open a new $200 million manufacturing and warehouse facility in Pennsylvania. Image courtesy of Flickr user jeepersmedia

American beverages manufacturer and distributor Keurig Dr. Pepper (KDP) is investing about $200 million to open a new production and warehouse facility in Allentown, PA that will expand the company’s capacity and footprint in the northeastern U.S., the firm announced in a release Monday. 

“KPD is focused on building an integrated, best-in-class manufacturing network that supports the production of all beverages in all categories,” Fernando Cortes, the company’s chief supply chain officer, said in a statement. “Our new facility in Allentown and additional supply chain investments in existing facilities support our vision for providing a beverage for every consumer. We are excited to become a part of the Allentown community as we continue to invest in new and exciting opportunities for growth.” 

The 1,541,280-sq-ft facility will contain manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution capabilities. About 400 new jobs will be created when the facility opens. The company said it will start accepting applications for positions at the new facility later this month. 

Kraft Heinz occupied the Allentown site for more than four decades until 2016, according to coverage by The Morning Call. The site produced condiments like Grey Poupon mustard and A1 Steak Sauce. 

KDP was offered a funding proposal for a $1.5 million Pennsylvania First grant from the state’s Department of Community and Economic Development, $170,100 for worker training funding from WEDnetPA, and $1.134 million in Job Creation Tax Credits, according to a separate release announcing the plans from Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s office. 

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