Pepsi Bottling expanding operations to North Myrtle Beach; will retain, create new jobs
NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – A major company in Horry County will be relocating to another part of the county while investing more money and creating more jobs.
Pepsi Bottling Ventures announced on Thursday it plans to invest $15 million in Horry County and expand. The company has been operating out of its distribution warehouse in Conway since 2009.
With this expansion, the company will relocate to the new Palmetto Coast Industrial Park off Water Tower Road in North Myrtle Beach.
“The City of North Myrtle Beach is proud to welcome Pepsi Bottling Ventures to our great city. Pepsi Bottling Ventures has a long history of success and growth in Horry County, and we are happy to be a part of this new expansion,” North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley said in a statement.
The company will construct a nearly 165,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art warehouse that will accommodate increased customer and consumer demand and will allow for future growth.
City spokesperson Donald Graham said its coming with a trifecta of future opportunities.
“It’s going to obviously mean more employment opportunities for people in the area, it’s going to help diversify the workforce, and it’s going to be more business in in the area,” said Graham.
The expansion will allow the company to retain over 145 jobs while also creating 27 new ones.
“Pepsi has been a staple of Horry County for more than 20 years. When we learned of their plans for growth, we accepted the challenge to assist in their expansion. Our council is committed to supporting our existing industry, retaining jobs and creating jobs,” said Horry County Council Chairman Johnny Gardner.
The new Horry County facility will be the company’s only South Carolina location.
Graham said its a perfect location as it makes an easy access point to and from Highway 31.
“City of North Myrtle Beach is obviously very happy to have Pepsi bottling ventures as one of the primary businesses in the Palmetto coast industrial park and we’re looking forward to having them and other businesses as well in the community.”
Pepsi Bottling Ventures is the first company to announce occupancy at the industrial park, with the facility also having enough space for three others.
The expansion is expected to be completed in late 2023.
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