PepsiCo breaks ground on $260m DeKalb County manufacturing expansion

By Rachel Arthur contact

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The breaking ground ceremony. Pic: PBNA
The breaking ground ceremony. Pic: PBNA

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PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) officially broke ground on a $260m expansion of its manufacturing facility in the City of Tucker 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 in Georgia will increase production five-fold by 2025, making it one of the company’s biggest manufacturing facilities with the capabilities to produce 65 million cases of product a year (the largest is currently being built in Denver​).

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.

This expansion follows the recent opening of a $8.5m, 172,000-square-foot warehouse and full-scale distribution facility in Commerce, GA and a $200m Frito-Lay investment in Perry, GA announced in July 2020.

Over the last three years, PepsiCo, through its operating subsidiaries, has committed $468m of capital in the State of Georgia and created approximately 400 new jobs. The company currently employs 5,240 people across Georgia. 

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