Niagara Bottling, LLC, a family-owned manufacturer headquartered in Ontario, Canada, will open a new production facility in Kansas City, Missouri. The company will create nearly 50 jobs and invest about $68 million in a 420,000-square-foot plant under construction near the CenterPoint-Kansas City Southern Intermodal Center at the southwest corner of U.S. Highway 71 and M150.
“We are extremely excited about selecting Kansas City as the location for Niagara Bottling, LLC’s newest plant in the Midwest,” said Niagara Bottling’s Executive Vice President Brian Hess in a statement. “We appreciate the region’s focus on supporting the advanced manufacturing and logistics sectors, and its coordinated response to our unique project opportunity.”
Hess said the company plans to quickly begin the hiring process to build its local plant team. Niagara Bottling will work with its development team and local government partners to deliver the facility by early 2020.
“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, president and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council. “Kansas City’s central location attracts and supports a diverse industry base, and we are confident Niagara Bottling will feel right at home in KC.”
KCADC worked with a number of regional partners in attracting Niagara Bottling, LLC to the region, including the State of Missouri, Missouri Partnership, the City of Kansas City, Mo., the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Mo., Newmark Grubb Zimmer, KCP&L, Spire and KC SmartPort. Mark Long, of Newmark Grubb Zimmer, led the real estate search for this project.