Niagara Bottling, LLC, a family owned manufacturer headquartered in Ontario, California, announced today it will open a new production facility in Kansas City, Missouri.
“We are extremely excited about selecting Kansas City, Missouri, as the location for Niagara Bottling, LLC’s newest plant in the Midwest,” Niagara Bottling’s Executive Vice President Brian Hess said. “We appreciate the region’s focus on supporting the advanced manufacturing and logistics sectors, and coordinated response to our unique project opportunity. As Niagara continues to grow and gain market share, this location in Kansas City positions us well to serve our existing customers while expanding our customer base and reaching new markets. We will quickly launch the hiring process to build our local plant team, and will continue to work with our development team and local government partners to deliver our facility by early 2020. We envision a very bright future for the Niagara team in Kansas City.”
Niagara Bottling will create nearly 50 jobs and invest approximately $68 million in a 420,000-sq.-ft. plant under construction near the intermodal center at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 71 and M150.
“I am thrilled to welcome Niagara Bottling as they launch their new manufacturing facility in Missouri,” Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon said. “The new jobs they will create will change the lives of these new employees and their families who call Kansas City home. I look forward to working closely with Niagara Bottling as they continue to grow in our great state.”
“I’m pleased to welcome Niagara Bottling to Kansas City,” Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James said. “As a family-owned company with a commitment to good corporate citizenship, Niagara has chosen the perfect location to expand its operations. I look forward to their success as our city continues to move forward.”
“It was a great team effort to show Niagara Bottling that Missouri was the best location for their strategic expansion plans,” Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership, said. “We were honored to work in partnership with KCADC, the State of Missouri, the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, the City of Kansas City, KC SmartPort, Newmark Grubb Zimmer, KCP&L and Spire to attract Niagara Bottling, and we look forward to seeing the lives and families impacted by nearly 50 new jobs.”
Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Headquartered in Ontario, California, Niagara operates bottling facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. As a leading manufacturer of private brand bottled water in the U.S., Niagara Bottling works closely with some of the largest retailers, grocers, club and convenience stores throughout the country. Niagara produces a variety of beverages including bottled water, sparkling water, tea, sports drinks and vitamin enhanced waters.
“In a city of more than 150,000 manufacturing and logistics employees, Kansas City is the perfect hub for Niagara Bottling, LLC,” Tim Cowden, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council, said. “KC’s central location attracts and supports a diverse industry base, and we are confident Niagara Bottling will feel right at home in KC.”