North Carolina Construction News staff writer
Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP) will continue expanding its coffee roasting and manufacturing facility in Spartanburg County, announcing an additional $100 million for a tiered, phased build of the facility which broke ground in 2019. While the COVID-19 pandemic altered the project timeline, KDP has continually upgraded and invested in its production, warehousing and distribution capabilities since that time.
The company has already committed $380 million to the project.
“Our facility in South Carolina remains an important asset in the ongoing evolution of our next-generation coffee production capabilities,” said Keurig Dr Pepper Chief Supply Chain Officer Roger Johnson. “Keurig Dr Pepper is proud to continue to grow in the welcoming and talent-rich community of Moore.
“We greatly appreciate the support we have received from the State of South Carolina in helping to facilitate our ongoing investment and hiring needs.”
The Spartanburg County location is exclusively focused on coffee roasting and packaging for K-Cup pods for use in Keurig brewers. The facility is one of the largest LEED certified manufacturing facilities in the world.
Further development of the facility, located at 6135 Anderson Mill Road in Moore, is expected to be complete in 2027.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved job development credits related to this project. The council also awarded a $1 million Set-Aside grant to Spartanburg County to assist with the costs of building improvements.
“Keurig Dr Pepper’s expansion of its Spartanburg County facility exemplifies how South Carolina’s strong economic climate supports continued development,” said South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. “Our state is grateful to be home to one of Keurig Dr Pepper’s six U.S. coffee roasting facilities and for the 250 additional jobs this project provides.”