US-based beverage manufacturer Niagara Bottling is set to build a new production facility in Kansas City, Missouri, with an investment of nearly $156m.

The new 634,000ft² facility will initially create nearly 100 employment opportunities.

Niagara Bottling executive vice-president Brian Hess said: “Niagara Bottling is excited to establish a second manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri.

“This new facility will allow Niagara to produce new beverage products and serve important customers in the Midwest.”

The company’s decision to open the new production facility in Kansas City comes due to the central location of the region, availability of skilled talent and community relationships.

In another development, Bev-Hub is set to invest more than $28m to renovate a former brewery to meet manufacturing demands

Based in Wichita, Bev-Hub offers a wide range of services such as processing and testing beverages, canning, labelling, shipping, and storage to beverage manufacturers.

The products handled by the company include nitro cold brew, still cold brew, nitro cold brew lattes, cold brew lattes, tea and water.

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly said: “Bev-Hub’s expansion is proof that Kansas’ pipeline of talented, educated workers and pro-business environment can compete with anyone to recruit dynamic companies.

“We’ll continue supporting and attracting innovative, growing companies like Bev-Hub to strengthen our economy and keep Kansans and their families in our state.”