Carolina Canners breaks ground for new production line

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“CHERAW, S.C. –Carolina Canners, Inc., an independent Pepsi bottler and production cooperative, hosted a ground breaking ceremony on Oct. 25. Employees, business partners and state and local dignitaries manned golden shovels during groundbreaking ceremonies for Carolina Canners’ $45-million, 45,000-square-feet plant expansion in Cheraw.

Expected to create 40 new jobs within the coming year, the new hot-fill manufacturing line will be used primarily to produce the Pepsi-Lipton Tea Partnership’s fast-growing Pure Leaf, a premium iced tea brewed from real tea leaves.

 Operating in Cheraw since 1968, Carolina Canners has expanded its South Carolina operations multiple times over the last 40 years. The facility specializes in bottle injection molding and features two bottle-filling production lines, two can-filling production lines and a fountain syrup production line. The company also serves as a joint purchasing agent for many of the region’s Pepsi bottlers.”