Bottled Water Manufacturer Expanding One Facility, Building Another

Bottled Water Manufacturer Expanding One Facility, Building Another

Niagara Bottling LLC, a U.S. private-label bottled water manufacturer, announced plans to expand its operations in Indiana, establishing a new facility in Jeffersonville and growing its current facility in Plainfield, creating up to 57 new jobs by the end of 2019.

“Global companies like Niagara Bottling are choosing to grow here because of Indiana’s commitment to building a business-friendly environment that helps yield a positive return on their investment,” said Elaine Bedel, president of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC). “We’re excited for Niagara Bottling’s continued success in the Hoosier state as they expand their Plainfield operations and open a second facility in Jeffersonville, creating more good jobs for Hoosiers.”

The California-based company, which has 29 additional locations throughout North America, will invest $56 million to build and equip a 469,000-square-foot manufacturing and bottling facility on Logistics Avenue in the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville. Construction is underway on its new building, and the company plans to be operational by spring 2019. In Plainfield, Niagara Bottling is also planning a $6.1 million expansion at its existing facility at 1250 Whitaker Rd. to increase production capacity.

Niagara Bottling, which has more than 4,000 employees in North America, anticipates adding 49 new jobs in Jeffersonville and eight new positions in Plainfield to support its growth. The company is currently hiring for production, warehouse and facility maintenance positions.

“The state of Indiana and local community partners in the Jeffersonville region have provided an extremely warm welcome for Niagara Bottling’s proposed new manufacturing facility,” said Brian Hess, executive vice president of Niagara Bottling. “We have been impressed by the region’s progressive workforce development programs and support system, which will benefit our attempts to add area residents to our Niagara team in southern Indiana.”

Founded in 1963 by Andrew Peykoff Sr., Niagara Bottling operates as a family owned and operated company, supplying high-quality, affordable bottled water to retailers and wholesale customers across the U.S. The company has a full line of bottled water products, including purified, pH-balanced, sparkling and vitamin-infused water as well as sports drinks.

“The city of Jeffersonville is pleased to welcome another nationally-known corporation into our business community,” said Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore. “Niagara Bottling will be a great addition to our city’s changing and growing diversity, lending its prestige to our own as we continue to market the city and River Ridge Commerce Center’s many attributes to prospective businesses. The city of Jeffersonville wishes Niagara Bottling the best of luck in their endeavors and looks forward to working with them to help ensure their success.”

The IEDC offered Niagara Bottling up to $450,000 in conditional tax credits and $50,000 in training grants in Jeffersonville and up to $50,000 in conditional tax credits in Plainfield based on the company’s job creation plans. IEDC tax credits and grants are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives.

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