Leading coffee company to invest $350 million in community
COLUMBIA, S.C. - Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig), a leader in specialty coffee and innovative single-serve brewing systems, today announced plans to construct a new, state-of-the-art roasting and packaging facility in Spartanburg County, S.C. The company is projected to bring $350 million of capital investment and create 500 new jobs.
With a history dating back to 1981, Keurig's products are utilized in 25 million homes throughout North America. More than 50 leading global coffee, tea and cocoa brands have partnered with Keurig, offering customers approximately 500 varieties.
Located in the Tyger River Industrial Park in Moore, S.C., the company's new production facility will primarily house coffee roasting and packaging for Keurig's single-serve K-Cup® pods, along with the potential to support beverage distribution and warehousing in the future.
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to this project, as well as a $3,850,000 grant to Spartanburg County to assist with the costs of site and infrastructure improvements.
"The Keurig Green Mountain business continues to grow. As we plan for the future, we're pleased to locate our newest facility in Spartanburg County to support our growth. We view the region's talented employee base and attractive business environment as the right place to invest." -Keurig Green Mountain Chief Supply Chain Officer Richard Jones
"We couldn't be more excited that Keurig Green Mountain has chosen to call Spartanburg County home. The 500 new jobs this investment means for our people will make a big difference in the lives of South Carolinians, and I congratulate this great company on all they've achieved." -Gov. Henry McMaster
"South Carolina's favorable business environment, skilled workforce and unparalleled infrastructure offer a recipe for success. I'm excited to welcome Keurig to Team South Carolina, and we look forward to seeing the difference these 500 new jobs will make in the community." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt
"We welcome Keurig Green Mountain to Spartanburg County and to the booming agribusiness community in South Carolina. Keurig's $350 million investment in the Upstate and our commitment to growing South Carolina's $42 billion agribusiness industry are the perfect blend for a successful partnership." -S.C. Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers
"We are very excited that Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. has chosen Spartanburg County as the location to establish a start-of-the-art operations facility. The Economic Futures Group, along with key allies at our local utilities, county planning and development, our property development partners at Pacolet Milliken and the S.C. Department of Commerce, enjoyed working with the Keurig team on this great opportunity." -David Britt, chairman of Economic Development Committee of Spartanburg County Council and board member of the Spartanburg Economic Futures Group
"We enthusiastically welcome Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. to Spartanburg County where we work diligently to help and support new industry. We are confident that Keurig, as an industry leader and a globally respected brand, will thrive and find ample opportunity in our international-friendly Upstate community." - Spartanburg Economic Futures Group Board Chairman Ethan Burroughs
FIVE FAST FACTS
- Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. is locating new operations in Spartanburg County.
- $350 million investment to create 500 jobs.
- Keurig is a specialty coffee and coffee maker company whose products are used in 25 million homes throughout North America.
- Keurig was established in 1981.
- The company's new roasting and packaging facility will be located in the Tyger River Industrial Park in Moore, S.C.