Milo’s Tea Company has broken ground on a $60m manufacturing and distribution centre in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the company supplies teas and lemonades to the US market. CEO Patricia Wallwork said: “From our initial visit, Tulsa felt like our second home. Since our founding more than 73 years ago in Alabama, Milo’s proudly remains a family-owned business. We are equally proud to plant new roots in the greater Tulsa region.”

“Tulsa’s family centric culture, innovative workforce and optimal location for the mass distribution of goods is fundamental in the expansion of our geographic footprint.”

The new facility is expected to create 110 direct jobs and will support an additional 177 indirect jobs in the region, according to the Tulsa Regional Chamber.

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt said: “The fact that Milo’s chose Tulsa after an extensive nationwide search and was drawn to Oklahoma’s workforce and family centric culture is something that should inspire pride in all Oklahomans.

“Our state’s location will be optimal for the company, providing impressive transportation savings, as they expand into the western US.”

The new 108,000ft2 plant will feature advanced manufacturing equipment and is expected to increase the company’s production capacity.

Wallwork further added: “It became critical to construct a second production facility to continue our exponential growth.

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“Tulsa’s family centric culture, innovative workforce and optimal location for the mass distribution of goods is fundamental in the expansion of our geographic footprint.”

The new facility is scheduled to become operational by September next year.