Company selects Central Texas site for $90M bottling plant

(Niagara Bottling photo)
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) The 56-year-old family-owned Niagara Bottling company announced Thursday has selected a site in Central Texas for a $90 million bottling plant that will create 70 new jobs.

Pending final negotiations, Niagara will begin work in March on the 450,000-square-foot plant on a 50-acre site in the Temple Industrial Park.

“We will continue to work with Niagara and our local governmental partners this month to finalize the documentation needed to move forward with construction of their state-of the-art facility,” Temple Economic Development Corp. President and CEO Adrian Cannady said Thursday.

The $70 million first phase of the project will create 49 jobs and the $20 million second phase will create 21 jobs, the company said.

“We chose Temple as our new home for a number of reasons including what we felt was a highly competitive and attractive combination of location, infrastructure and workforce,” the company’s executive vice president, Brian Hess, said.

The company, founded in 1963, says it has positioned itself as leading private label bottled water supplier in the U.S.

“The benefits of having a company like Niagara locate in Temple will have a significant and lasting impact on our local community and economy,” Temple Mayor Tim Davis said.

“I am proud of our city council and staff for supporting such a meaningful project.”