Niagara Bottling to build $112M production plant, to hire 50

March 16, 2022 GMT

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Niagara Bottling is planning to open a new $112 million production facility in Alabama and hire 50 employees.

The California-based company will locate a bottling plant in the Northeast Opelika Industrial Park along Interstate 85. Gov. Kay Ivey announced the move Wednesday, calling it a “testament to Alabama’s strong business climate and the many advantages we can offer companies looking to energize their growth plans.”

Alabama Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield called the company a great addition to the state’s business community, al.com reported.

“The top-level priorities of Alabama’s economic development team are creating meaningful job opportunities for citizens around the state and bringing in new investment to invigorate communities,” Canfield said. “We look forward to seeing Niagara Bottling grow and thrive in Opelika because that perfectly aligns with our strategic economic development objectives.”

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Niagara Bottling has been family-owned and operated since 1963, with bottling facilities in the U.S. and Mexico. It offers bottled purified, distilled and spring water, water for infants, sparkling water, flavored vitamin water and tea.

“We value the highly competitive and attractive combination of location, infrastructure, logistics and workforce in Opelika,” said Brian Hess, an executive vice president at Niagara Bottling.

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller said it is “truly an honor when an industry chooses to invest in our community.”

“We are glad to assist Niagara Bottling in their continued success,” Fuller said.