Just nine months after opening its bottling facility in Jeffersonville, Niagara Bottling LLC has announced plans to invest an additional $37 million to expand its plant.
One Southern Indiana says the California-based bottler intends to hire 27 additional workers by 2023.
The company says the investment will include construction and equipment costs to expand its two existing production lines at the River Ridge Commerce Center.
“It could have chosen any of the 15 or more states which currently have Niagara facilities. This decision is a direct reflection on the state’s pro-business attitude, our exemplary workforce and the region as a whole,” said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore.
One Southern Indiana (1si) says the River Ridge Development Authority also approved a 10-year investment deduction of $2.87 million for real and personal property taxes offered through its Urban Enterprise Zone to support the investment. 1si is the economic development organization for Clark and Floyd counties.
“1si is glad to have helped Niagara with its new project. Rarely have we had the opportunity to assist with an expansion of a company so soon after the initial construction,” said Wendy Dant Chesser, president and chief executive officer of 1si.
Niagara Bottling operates bottling facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. It’s a leading manufacturer of private brand bottled water in the U.S., including sparkling water, sports drinks and vitamin-enhanced waters.