New Pepsi, Dr Pepper bottling plant opens in Miss.

Published 3:21 pm Friday, November 20, 2009

A new facility in Hattiesburg will bottle 350,000 cases of Pepsi and Dr Pepper products a week.

Officials gathered Wednesday for the opening of the 236,000-square-foot Pepsi South plant in the Forrest County Industrial Park. The plant has 54 full-time workers.

A news release from Brown Bottling Group says Wis-Pak, a consortium of Pepsi production facilities, chose Hattiesburg because of its central location in southern Mississippi, its strong work force and the support of local officials.

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Brown Bottling Group is based in Ridgeland, Miss., and is a member of Wis-Pak.

Wis-Pak is based in Watertown, Wis., and has production facilities in Tennessee, Illinois, Nebraska, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Mississippi.