Monday, August, 08, 2022 10:29:06

Coca-Cola Beverages Florida LLC has reportedly planned to construct a new state-of-the-art 800,000 square-foot Sales and Distribution Center for USD 250 million. The new facility is situated on U.S. Highway 301 between the Causeway Boulevard and Selmon Expressway.

Coke’s current Tampa operations have more than 800 employees across manufacturing, sales, fleet operations, distribution, warehousing, and professional services.

The new plant will get most of these employees together in one campus and will comprise an advanced warehousing system developed to enhance operational accuracy and speed while destressing the employees.

The preparations for the facility’s construction site are slated to commence by Q3 of this year. The facility will help in the economic development of the area and is expected to be completed in 2-3 years.

Local community partners, business partners, and government officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Coke Florida on June 16th. City Mayor Jane Castor has commented that the company understands its responsibility to give back to the local community.

Troy Taylor, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Founder of Coke Florida has expressed his appreciation for the efforts of the employees to deliver the business to consumers and customers.

Tampa not only houses the headquarters of Coke Florida, but it is also home to four manufacturing plants. The company employs more than 4,600 employees across Florida and runs 18 sales and distribution plants apart from the four manufacturing facilities.

In May 2022, The Wall Street Journal and Deloitte Private chose Coke Florida as the 2022 US Best Managed Company.

For the record, Coca-Cola Beverages Florida is a family-owned business and is America’s sixth-largest bottler of Coca-Cola. The company’s sales and distribution encompass more than 21 million customers across 47 counties. It includes key metropolitan markets of Miami, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Orlando.

Coke Florida manufactures, promotes, sells, and distributes more than 600 products of The Coca-Cola Company and other companies.

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