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Coca-Cola Expanding Auburndale Facility, Adding 60 Jobs

Coca-Cola Refreshments is investing $99 million to expand its Main Street juice production facility in Auburndale, Fla.

The expansion also includes adding 60 new jobs with an average salary above both the county and state averages, according to the Orlando Business Journal.

“Coca-Cola’s choice of Auburndale for its expansion is a testament to the state’s supportive business environment and strong capabilities for serving corporate and manufacturing needs,” said Florida Gov. Rick Scott.

As part of its investment in the 720,000-s.f. facility, the Atlanta-based company is adding another juice production line for Simply, one of Coca-Cola’s fastest-growing brands.

Additional facility improvements include manufacturing, telecommunications and technology upgrades, along with expanding the size of the facility more than 20 percent.

The state paved the way for the expansion by granting Polk County $400,000 from its Economic Development Transportation Fund for road infrastructure needs pertaining to the expansion, the Journal reports.

The state also awarded Coca-Cola incentives from the Qualified Target Industry Fund.

The 60 new jobs will be in addition to the 361 full-time workers Coca-Cola currently employs at its Main Street facility.


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