PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) broke ground on its new 1.2 million square foot manufacturing facility at the Denver High Point development area, with local government representatives, community partners, and more than 250 local PBNA employees in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony.

The new facility will be PepsiCo’s largest and most sustainable domestic outpost, serving as a model for future PBNA operations. 

Scheduled to open in 2023, the High Point facility will have three times the manufacturing capacity of its current facility and will create nearly 250 new jobs in the Denver area, in addition to retaining all 250 current employees who will be upskilled as needed to operate the new innovative manufacturing equipment, the company says. 

The following are key features of this new state-of-the-art facility:

•       1.2 million square foot manufacturing facility that sits on 150-plus acres, making it the largest facility in PepsiCo Beverages North America

•       Being built with 2030 pep+ goals in mind, aiming to achieve 100% renewable electricity, best-in-class water efficiency, and reduced virgin plastic use

•       10 manufacturing lines, with room to expand

•       500+ employees to work out of the facility

•       Warehouse Automated Storage Retrieval System (ASRS) capacity up to 82,000 pallets

•       Will produce Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Gatorade, bubly, Rockstar, Propel and more