Battle Beverage Packager Brings New Factory, Jobs to NC
An Atlanta-based bottling company is building a plant in Mooresville, according to the Iredell County Economic Development Corporation.
Battle Copacking will invest $ 13.6 million in the facility, in Deerfield Business Park, about 45 minutes outside of Charlotte, the county’s EDC said in a press release on Wednesday. The factory will pack beverages like sodas, sodas, and alcoholic beverages.
The plant will create 20 full-time jobs with average wages above the Iredell County average of $ 51,136. The press release did not specify the average salary for the new positions.
The 128,000 square foot facility will be completed by the end of the year, the company said in the press release.
Battle Copacking, which is part of Battle & Associates, focuses on mid-market beverage brands. Battle & Associates has been in the beverage bottling business for over 40 years and is one of the oldest and largest beverage packers in the United States, according to its website.
The Iredell County and Town of Mooresville Council of Commissioners each voted on Tuesday to support the project with an economic development incentive grant. The combined maximum total of those incentives would be $ 567,146 paid over a five-year period, a county EDC spokeswoman confirmed.
Jerry Kaufman, executive vice president of strategic development at Battle, said he has been looking for an investment opportunity in Mooresville since arriving in the city with his family in 2015.
Other projects in the Charlotte area
The Charlotte area attracted several major manufacturing investments last year, including a $ 740 million investment and a new facility at Concord for beverage companies Red Bull and Rauch.
The joint venture will create 400 new jobs just over Interstate 85 at the site of the former Philip Morris cigarette manufacturing plant.
Other projects include extensions to Hickory-based Sherrill Furniture, automotive products company Holley Performance Products and UK electric vehicle maker Arrival.