Niagara Bottling, LLC, a family owned manufacturer headquartered in Ontario, CA, announced today it will open a new production facility in Kansas City, MO., creating nearly 50 new jobs.
“We are extremely excited about selecting Kansas City, Missouri, as the location for Niagara Bottling, LLC’s newest plant in the Midwest,” said executive vice president Brian Hess.
“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,” Hess said.
Niagara Bottling will create nearly 50 jobs and invest approximately $68 million in a 420,000 SF plant under construction near the intermodal center at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 71 and M150. Mark Long, with Newmark Grubb Zimmer, led the real estate search for this project.
“I am thrilled to welcome Niagara Bottling as they launch their new manufacturing facility in Missouri,” said Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon. “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,” Dixon said.
"I'm pleased to welcome Niagara Bottling to Kansas City. 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,” said Kansas City, Missouri Mayor Sly James.
Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) was proud to work with a number of regional partners in attracting Niagara to the region including the State of Missouri; Missouri Partnership, City of Kansas City, MO., Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, MO., Newmark Grubb Zimmer, KCP&L, Spire and KC SmartPort.
“In a city of more than 150,000 manufacturing and logistics employees, Kansas City is the perfect hub for Niagara Bottling, LLC,” said Tim Cowden, KCADC president and CEO. “KC’s central location attracts and supports a diverse industry base, and we are confident Niagara Bottling will feel right at home in KC."