JOHNSTOWN, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Johnstown Mayor Scott James will be on hand to help open Swire Coca-Cola, USA’s newest distribution center in Colorado at 4600 High Plains Boulevard, Johnstown, Colorado on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Mayor James will join Swire Executives at a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:00 AM (Mountain Time).
Swire Coca-Cola, USA broke ground in June 2016 on the 126,000-square foot facility which will serve approximately 2,900 customers across Northern Colorado, including Denver’s North Metro suburbs, Loveland, Ft. Collins, Greeley, and Estes Park. In addition, the facility will be hiring local workers to support the Johnstown operations.
“The Town of Johnstown is thrilled to welcome a quality business like Swire and an iconic brand like Coca-Cola to our rapidly growing 2534 development. Swire Coca-Cola is widely recognized as an outstanding employer and desirable corporate citizen,” said Johnstown Mayor Scott James. He continued, “The primary sector jobs created by this state of the art facility will add to the economic richness and diversity rapidly taking shape in 2534. Johnstown is honored to be chosen by Swire Coca-Cola as their home in Northern Colorado.”
The Johnstown facility located on 11.2 acres at I-25 and Highway 34 will employ 165 people and features 51 truck stalls moving 4.5 million cases of product annually. While the facility will assume a shift of some of Denver’s current distribution volume, it positions Swire to compete more aggressively, respond more acutely to the needs of its customers, as well as engage in the community with greater depth.
Division Vice President Lance Wright declares, “Swire Coca-Cola, USA is proud to have the privilege of serving Colorado. We take our responsibility to our customers, associates and community seriously. This expansion provides us the resources and platform to be more responsive to both. We look forward to continuing Swire Coca-Cola’s tradition of excellence in Northern Colorado.”
In 2013, The Coca-Cola Company and Swire Coca-Cola, USA announced an agreement to transfer operations of production and distribution in Colorado of Denver and Colorado Springs territories to Swire Coca-Cola, USA. The Johnstown facility builds upon that expansion, bringing the total number of sales centers to seven statewide. Swire Coca-Cola, USA most recently announced completion of its refranchising agreements with The Coca-Cola Company in May 2017 with the acquisition of territories in Oregon.
ABOUT SWIRE COCA-COLA, USA
At Swire Coca-Cola, USA we proudly create the magical feelings, special times and great taste of America's favorite beverages. Our commitment to excellence guides our actions with our employees, customers and communities. Swire Coca-Cola, USA produces, sells and distributes Coca-Cola and other beverages, including more than 300 brands across 13 states. The company’s territory includes parts of Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. With over 6,000 employees and headquarters in Draper, Utah, Swire Coca-Cola, USA is a subsidiary of Swire Pacific Limited (HKSE: 00019/00087) (www.swirepacific.com) as part of its beverages division. For more information, visit us at: www.swirecc.com.