Keurig Green Mountain Inc. (Keurig), a leader in specialty coffee and single-serve brewing systems, has announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art roasting and packaging facility in Spartanburg County. The company is projected to bring $350 million of capital investment and create 500 new jobs.
“South Carolina’s favorable business environment, skilled workforce, and unparalleled infrastructure offer a recipe for success,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “I’m excited to welcome Keurig to Team South Carolina, and we look forward to seeing the difference these 500 new jobs will make in the community.”
Located in the Tyger River Industrial Park in Moore, the company’s new production facility will primarily house coffee roasting and packaging for Keurig’s single-serve K-Cup® pods, along with the potential to support beverage distribution and warehousing in the future.
“The Keurig Green Mountain business continues to grow,” said Richard Jones, chief supply chain officer of Keurig Green Mountain. “As we plan for the future, we’re pleased to locate our newest facility in Spartanburg County to support our growth. We view the region’s talented employee base and attractive business environment as the right place to invest.”
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project, as well as a $3,850,000 grant to Spartanburg County to assist with the costs of site and infrastructure improvements.
“We are very excited that Keurig Green Mountain Inc. has chosen Spartanburg County as the location to establish a start-of-the-art operations facility,” said David Britt, chairman of Economic Development Committee of Spartanburg County. “The Economic Futures Group, along with key allies at our local utilities, county planning and development, our property development partners at PacoletMilliken, and the S.C. Department of Commerce enjoyed working with the Keurig team on this great opportunity.”
With a history dating back to 1981, Keurig’s products are used in 25 million homes throughout North America. More than 50 leading global coffee, tea, and cocoa brands have partnered with Keurig, offering customers approximately 500 varieties.