Coca-Cola UNITED to invest $48M in Mobile campus expansion

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President and CEO John Sherman, III visits the employees in Birmingham’s Coca-Cola bottling facility. Photo via Nathan Watson for Bham Now

There’s BIG news for Mobile, Alabama. Birmingham-based Coca-Cola Bottling Co. UNITED is planning to invest $48M into its Mobile campus. Keep reading to discover all the deets.

What does the investment mean?

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Rendering of Coca-Cola Bottling UNITED’s Mobile site expansion. Photo via Coca-Cola Bottling UNITED Inc.

The answer is growth. Coca-Cola UNITED’s plan is to grow the business along the Gulf Coast.

Currently, the Mobile facility:

  • Employs more than 300 employees
  • Produces more than 13M cases annually
  • Serves some 3,300 customers

In order to grow the company, Coca-Cola UNITED plans to:

  • Increase its warehouse by 120,000 square feet
  • Install a state-of-the-art warehousing system
  • Optimize distribution operations

After the expansion, employment and distribution are expected to increase. 

But that’s not all. According to Coca-Cola UNITED President and CEO John Sherman, the larger, more innovative facility will “create an enhanced working environment for our associates and provide a higher level of service for our customers and communities along the Gulf Coast for decades to come.”

The Project Timeline

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Rendering of Coca-Cola Bottling UNITED’s Mobile site expansion. Photo via Coca-Cola Bottling UNITED Inc.

Construction on Coca-Cola UNITED’s Mobile campus is scheduled to begin mid-2021 and will be completed by the end of 2022.

Once the project is complete, the facility will continue to serve as the distribution hub for products and services for customers and other Coca-Cola UNITED sales centers along the Gulf Coast.

Is Mobile happy with Coca-Cola UNITED’s expansion plans?

All signs point to yes.

“Coca-Cola Bottling is a long-time member of our community and we are so happy they chose Mobile for this significant investment. We can’t wait to see what they do in the next 100 years.”

David Rodgers, Vice President of Economic Development, Mobile Area Chamber 

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