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PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA), a division of PepsiCo, officially broke ground on the brand’s $260 million investment in the expansion of its manufacturing facility in the City of Tucker. The expansion will create at least 136 new full-time jobs, increasing the company’s total workforce in DeKalb County to over 600 full-time jobs, according to a press announcement from the company this week.
PBNA will expand its facility, at 1644 Rock Mountain Boulevard, by more than 260,000 square feet, with expected completion in late 2024.
The expanded advanced manufacturing plant will increase production five-fold by 2025, making it one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the company portfolio, producing 65 million cases of product per year, five-times the amount of the current facility.
This expansion comes in addition to PBNA’s recently opened $8.5 million, 172,000-square-foot warehouse and full-scale distribution facility in Commerce, GA and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division’s $200 million investment in Perry, GA announced in July 2020.
In the span of three years, PepsiCo, through its operating subsidiaries, has committed $468 million of capital in the State of Georgia and created approximately 400 new jobs. PepsiCo currently employs 5,240 people across Georgia.