Keurig Green Mountain to create 500 jobs in South Carolina

Keurig Green Mountain announced plans on 18 May to construct a state-of-the-art roasting and packaging facility in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The company is projected to bring US$350 million of capital investment and create 500 new jobs. Keurig is a leader in specialty coffee and single-serve brewing systems. With a history dating back to 1981, Keurig’s products are utilized in 25 million homes throughout North America. More than 50 leading global coffee, tea and cocoa brands have partnered with Keurig, offering customers approximately 500 varieties. Located in the Tyger River Industrial Park in Moore, S.C., the company’s new production facility will primarily house coffee roasting and packaging for Keurig’s single-serve K-Cup pods, along with potential to support beverage distribution and warehousing in the future. The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project. Commenting on the new facility, Keurig Green Mountain Chief Supply Chain Officer Richard Jones said, “The Keurig Green Mountain business continues to grow. As we plan for the future, we’re pleased to locate our newest facility in Spartanburg County to support our growth. We view the region’s talented employee base and attractive business environment as the right place to invest.” Governor Henry McMaster added, “We couldn’t be more excited that Keurig Green Mountain has chosen to call Spartanburg County home. The 500 new jobs this investment means for our people will make a big difference in the lives of South Carolinians, and I congratulate this great company on all they’ve achieved.” “South Carolina’s favourable business environment, skilled workforce and unparalleled infrastructure offer a recipe for success,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt. “I’m excited to welcome Keurig to Team South Carolina, and we look forward to seeing the difference these 500 new jobs will make in the community.” S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers added, “We welcome Keurig Green Mountain to Spartanburg County and to the booming agribusiness community in South Carolina. Your $350 million investment in the Upstate and our commitment to growing South Carolina’s $42 billion agribusiness industry are the perfect blend for a successful partnership.” “We are very excited that Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. has chosen Spartanburg County as the location to establish a start-of-the-art operations facility,” said David Britt, chairman of Economic Development Committee of Spartanburg County Council and board member of the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group. “The Economic Futures Group, along with key allies at our local utilities, county planning and development, our property development partners at Pacolet Milliken and the S.C. Department of Commerce, enjoyed working with the Keurig team on this great opportunity.” Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Board Chairman Ethan Burroughs said, “We enthusiastically welcome Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. to Spartanburg County where we work diligently to help and support new industry. We are confident that Keurig, as an industry leader and a globally respected brand, will thrive and find ample opportunity in our international-friendly Upstate community.”

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