ONA, W.Va. — PepsiCo Beverages North America has opened its new warehouse and distribution facility in Cabell County.
Officials with the company and the state of West Virginia on hand for a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday for the $16.5 million, 100,000-square-foot building located in Ona.
Gov. Jim Justice’s office said the facility will distribute millions of cases of beverages – including Pepsi, Gatorade Zero, bubly, Aquafina, and Pure Leaf – per year to customers throughout West Virginia and Kentucky. It will also add several new positions to PepsiCo’s workforce in the state, while retaining 80 existing West Virginia jobs.
Justice spoke at the ceremony and said the PepsiCo investment continues economic growth around the state.
“Right now, the wave is too good. If we don’t get in our own way and we continue to try to perpetuate more and more good, and absolute mind the store prudently, we’ll win,” the governor said.
In March, Justice announced the new facility as part of a 32.5 million dollar investment PepsiCo is making in West Virginia. The other investment is a 70,000-square-foot distribution center for Frito-Lay North America in Scott Depot. The Scott Depot facility will replace the current facility in Poca. The new space will have four times the square footage with expanded operations.
The company will employ 185 people between the facilities, including 25 new full-time positions.
PepsiCo currently employs nearly 700 people across West Virginia.
“These great people at Pepsi Co and all the great work they’ve already done across our state, we absolutely commend and thank them every day,” Justice said.
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