PepsiCo to create its largest US beverage manufacturing facility in Denver

By Rachel Arthur

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PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) has announced plans to build its largest, most sustainable plant in the US in Denver.

The company revealed last week that it has acquired nearly 152 acres of land at the Denver High Point development area where it will build the 1.2 million square foot manufacturing facility.

Set to open in 2023, the new facility is PBNA's latest project as part of its near 75-year investment in the Denver community, including the company's River North Art District location that has been in operation since the 1950s. This new development, located near the intersection of 72nd​ Avenue and Argonne Street, holds three times the capacity of the current facility and will become PBNA's largest US plant location.

The new development will support PepsiCo's pep+ (PepsiCo Positive): using 100% renewable electricity, best-in-class water efficiency, and reducing virgin plastic use.

From supply chain leadership roles to hourly positions including mechanics, truck drivers and forklift operators, the High Point facility will create nearly 250 new jobs in the Denver area in addition to retaining all 250 current employees who will be upskilled as needed to operate new manufacturing equipment.

PepsiCo Beverages North America's West Division President, Johannes Evenblij, said: "With the High Point facility serving a model for the future of PBNA's supply chain, we're eager to continue deepening our dedication to Colorado through positive impacts such as new job opportunities and more sustainable business solutions."

The new PBNA High Point facility is scheduled to open in Summer 2023 and will produce PepsiCo bestsellers including Pepsi, Pepsi Zero, Gatorade, bubly, Rockstar, Propel and Muscle Milk.

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