Canada’s Niagara Bottling has announced its plans to open a new production facility in Kansas City, Missouri.

The new 420,000ft2 plant will be built with an investment of approximately C$68m ($52m) and is expected to create nearly 50 jobs in the region.

Niagara Bottling executive vice-president Brian Hess said: “We are extremely excited about selecting Kansas City, Mo, as the location for Niagara Bottling, LLC’s newest plant in the Midwest.

“We appreciate the region’s focus on supporting the advanced manufacturing and logistics sectors, and its coordinated response to our unique project opportunity.

“As Niagara continues to grow and gain market share, this location in Kansas City positions us well to serve our existing customers while expanding our customer base and reaching new markets.”

The company noted that it will be working with its development team as well as local government partners to complete the facility by early 2020.

Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC ) president and CEO Tim Cowden said: “In a city of more than 150,000 manufacturing and logistics employees, Kansas City is the perfect hub for Niagara Bottling, LLC.

“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 is said to have worked with a wide number of regional partners for attracting Niagara Bottling to the region.

Niagara Bottling is a family owned company, which is headquartered in Ontario, Canada. It produces a variety of beverages including bottled water, sparkling water, tea, sports drinks and vitamin-enhanced waters.