Tampa, Fla.-based Cott Beverages plans to build a 190,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center next to its existing facility in Greer, where the company produces fruit and vegetable juices and beverages. The $10 million expansion is expected to alleviate local roadway traffic in Greer by cutting down on tractor-trailer trips by 30 per day along Wade Hampton Boulevard between Greer and Taylors, S.C., according to a news release.
Cott Beverages Plant Manager William Wise said the expansion plans at 1990 Hood Road in Greer began two years ago and enlisted the help of local public safety entities in the process.
“We would like to express gratitude to the administrative offices of the City of Greer, Greer CPW and Greer Fire Department on Hood Road for their support throughout the development and construction period,” he said. “This project is the result of a joint effort by many individuals and is a testament to the City of Greer and its culture of supporting the economic prosperity of its businesses and citizens.”
Based in Tampa, Fla., Cott Beverages is the U.S. subsidiary of Cott Corporation, which employs 9,000 people through its 60 manufacturing facilities and 180 distribution facilities worldwide. The beverage company also develops and manufactures concentrates for export to 50 countries.
“Greer continues to be a hub of choice for enterprise-sized companies. Our city’s physical location in the center of the I-85 corridor is a big appeal for companies like Cott Beverages, offering quick and easy access to East Coast customers,” said City of Greer Mayor Rick Danner in a news release. “We see this expansion and organic growth from established area businesses, to be a good indication of the overall thriving business climate in the area.”