Chattanooga Coca-Cola

Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a unit of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United (CCBCU), has outlined plans to establish a new distribution and sales facility in Hamilton County, by investing around $62m.

The proposed facility with a 305,000ft² span will be located on the former Olan Mills site, with operations to commence over the next 16-18 months.

This will be constructed by demolishing the existing structures on the site, the company said.

The establishment of the new facility is expected to create 43 jobs, while retaining 270 jobs that would have been moved elsewhere.

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke said that Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling is creating new jobs while breathing new life into a vacant industrial property.

"We will continue to work closely with the company to support them in becoming operational on the timetable they’ve set," added Berke.

Chattanooga Coca-Cola also plans to shift its distribution facility and regional offices from Amnicola Highway to the new location. However, the Amnicola Highway site will continue the bottling operations.

CCBCU currently produces and distributes more than 750 refreshing beverages and over 100 million cases every year, with three production facilities and 19 distribution sales centers located in six Southeastern states.


Image: From L-R: Darren Hodges, Division Vice President for Chattanooga Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Mayor Jim Coppinger, Hamilton County, Ron Harr, President & CEO, Chattanooga Chamber Mayor Andy Berke, City of Chattanooga. Photo: Courtesy of CCBCU