Beverage Industry

PBG Opens New Virginia Plant

August 1, 2004

PBG Opens New Virginia Plant

The Pepsi Bottling Group, based in Somers, N.Y., has opened a new state-of-the-art production, distribution and sales facility in Wytheville, Va. The plant features high-speed, self-cleaning filling machines; robotic systems to load and unload raw materials and finished products, and advanced packaging systems. It has four production lines — a 12-ounce can line, two PET bottle lines, and a bag-in-box line — and will serve parts of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
“This new facility represents the very best of our capabilities, and will allow our employees to provide our Mid-Atlantic customers with the highest-quality Pepsi products, superior marketplace execution and the world-class service that is a hallmark of The Pepsi Bottling Group,” said PBG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Cahill. BI