Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated makes $10 million investment in Baltimore facility

Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated said Monday that it invested $10 million in its Baltimore manufacturing plant at 701 North Kresson Street, adding to improvments already made in the facility that employs 112 people.

Coca-Cola Consolidated renovated the Orangeville facility where it primarily produces 12-ounce cans of Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Coke Zero, Sprite and Caffeine-free Diet coke. It also upgraded one of the canning lines to handle 7.5 ounce and 12 ounce 'sleek' can products.

The company, based in Charlotte, N.C., took over operations in Baltimore from Coca-Cola Refreshments on April 29, 2016. It is the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States. It has 490 employees in the Baltimore region and 1,720 in Maryland.

Company officials said the investment in upgrades to the 154,000-square-foot facility reinforces its commitment to Baltimore, where Coca-Cola companies have had a presence for a half century.

meredith.cohn@baltsun.com

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