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Niagara Bottling establishing $95 million manufacturing operation in Meadowvile

New Mid-Atlantic operation will create 76 new jobs in Chesterfield

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CHESTERFIELDGovernor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Niagara Bottling LLC, a family-owned and operated bottled beverage supplier, will invest $95 million to establish a manufacturing and bottling operation at Meadowville Technology Park in Chesterfield County. The company utilizes state-of-the-art filtration to produce its Niagara brand and private label bottled water. Virginia successfully competed against Maryland for the project, which will create 76 new jobs.

 

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“Recruiting companies such as Niagara Bottling is at the heart of our efforts to create jobs, diversify and build a new Virginia economy,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Niagara is a leading bottled water supplier in the United States and has been family owned and operated since 1963. We are pleased Niagara chose Chesterfield County for this significant expansion, and are confident the company will thrive in the Commonwealth, thanks to our strategic location and motivated workforce.”

 

“I welcome Niagara Bottling to the Commonwealth. Chesterfield will be a strategic location for its new manufacturing and bottling center,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Maurice Jones. “I am pleased we were able to assist the company in their east coast expansion and efforts to reach a growing customer base. The Commonwealth offers the best overall business environment for a company to grow, and I am confident Niagara Bottling will benefit from our world-class assets. Congratulations to Niagara Bottling and Chesterfield County!”

 

Niagara Bottling is the largest private label bottled water supplier in the U.S., supplying major retailers across the nation. Headquartered in Ontario, California, the company began as a family business in 1963 by offering five-gallon containers for home and office delivery. Niagara expanded in the early 1990s to offer single-serve private label bottle water for grocery, club, convenience and wholesale customers and has established itself as a national leader in high quality, affordable bottled water.

 

“Niagara Bottling, LLC is committed to providing a high-quality product with unmatched quality service to its customers,” said Brian Hess, Executive Vice President of Operation for Niagara. “The Chesterfield, VA location allows the company to fulfill that commitment by providing an optimal location that is close to both its existing and growing customer market.”

 

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Chesterfield County Economic Development worked with The Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Greater Richmond Partnership and Thomas W. Turner, SIOR, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank, Hart Industrial Group to secure this project for Chesterfield.

 

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Niagara Bottling, LLC to Chesterfield,” said Steve Elswick, Chairman of the Chesterfield Board of Supervisors. “Niagara falls within two of the county’s target clusters, food and beverage and advanced manufacturing. Niagara’s manufacturing and filling facility will be the most efficient and sustainable in the world. The 76 manufacturing jobs are just the type of employment opportunities we want for our Chesterfield residents.

 

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“Niagara is the largest private-label beverage supplier in the country, and bottled water is the number one bottled beverage in the nation,” said Dorothy Jaeckle, Bermuda District Supervisor. “We are extremely pleased that such an outstanding brand has joined the list of leading brands that continue to choose Meadowville. I am particularly impressed with Niagara’s commitment to their employees and to the communities in which they have located.”

 

“It is great to have Niagara Bottling coming to Chesterfield County,” said Delegate Riley Ingram. “Meadowville is an excellent location and the jobs are very much appreciated and needed in this area.”

 

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“I am extremely grateful that Niagara Bottling LLC has decided to invest $95 million in Virginia, particularly Chesterfield County,” said Senator Rosalyn Dance. “This creation of jobs and the business investment will further diversify Virginia’s economy. An investment of this magnitude doesn’t happen without a tremendous amount of hard work and coordination between the Administration and all of the involved stakeholders. On behalf of the region I am extremely grateful.”

 

Choate Construction, who has partnered with Niagara on their last seven facilities, will be constructing the new facility.

 

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Meadowville is a village built at the intersection of roads and rivers, information and infrastructure, power and people. At Meadowville, tomorrow’s businesses are connecting today. Niagara Bottling joins Northrup Grumman, Amazon, Capital One and Medline in this premiere location in Chesterfield County. Meadowville is one of Virginia’s largest, most innovative, and most connected employment centers. Its 900 acres are connected to world markets by the James River, the Richmond International Airport, Interstates 64, 95, and 85 and the tree lined Meadowville Technology Parkway.

 

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Contact: Derieth Sutton, Niagara Bottling LLC, (949) 910-3950, dsutton@niagarawater.com Garrett Hart, Director, Chesterfield Economic Development (804) 318-8550, ghart@chesterfieldbusines.com

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Chesterfield Ranks As Top Spot for Logistics Businesses

The Richmond.com has posted an article by Times-Dispatch staff writer John Reid Blackwell about a recent study of locations for logistics-related businesses where Chesterfield came out as top ranked.

Chesterfield County has been ranked as the top location on the East Coast, and one of the best places in the nation, for logistics-related businesses.

A study by The Boyd Co., a Princeton, N.J.-based corporate site-selection consulting firm, said Chesterfield has the lowest annual operating costs for distribution warehouses among the top 25 areas in the nation for logistics businesses.

Read the entire story on Richmond.com.

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Medline Nearing Completion of Distribution Center in Meadowville

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Medline Industries has nearly completed construction on its 400,000 square-foot distribution center in Meadowville Technology Park. The project is located on a 63-acre site across from Amazon’s 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center.

The facility incorporates the latest in sustainable building techniques. The building will have an 8,000-square-foot main office space with an 8,000-square-foot mezzanine for future office needs. There will be a 1,500-square-foot shipping and receiving office along with 52 dock doors, two drive-in doors and a 750 kilowatt backup generator.

Warehouse space will be equipped with T-5 lighting with motion sensors and daylight harvesters. A building management system will monitor electrical and mechanical systems. In addition, the building will have 400 skylights and LED lighting for energy savings.

The company expects to be operational at the facility in October.

Medline Industries to Locate New Distribution Center In Chesterfield

Medline287Medline Industries, Inc. headquartered in Mundelein, Illinois, is expanding its distribution presence in Chesterfield County, Virginia, by building a new 400,000 square-foot facility in Meadowville Technology Park. Medline currently operates a distribution center in southern Chesterfield County. The company currently has 25 employees in the county, and will invest $21 million and create 25 additional positions with this project.

Medline is the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of healthcare supplies in the United States, providing more than 350,000 products that serve the entire continuum of care. Their innovative products and programs can be found in most hospitals, extended-care facilities, surgery centers, physicians’ offices, homecare dealers, home health agencies and retail outlets. Their customers depend upon Medline to provide support during times of need. When Hurricane Sandy struck the east coast, Medline provided vital medical supplies. When earthquakes ravaged Haiti and Japan, Medline responded with materials and logistical support.

“We are very excited that Medline has selected Chesterfield County for their new distribution center,” said Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors Chairman Dorothy Jaeckle. “The fact that they are one of our existing businesses and again chose Chesterfield makes it all the better. The company will benefit from the outstanding location that Meadowville offers for all of their logistical operations.”

“Medline Industries is a valued member of our corporate family,” said Jay Stegmaier, county administrator for Chesterfield County. “To have an international corporate leader in the healthcare industry continue to commit to Chesterfield County is quite a testament. We are proud to have them in Chesterfield County and look forward to their continued success.” Chesterfield County worked with the Virginia Economic Development Partnership and the Greater Richmond Partnership to secure the project for Chesterfield.

Medline’s history dates back more than a century to when A.L. Mills started the Northwestern Garment Factory in 1910, manufacturing aprons for the Chicago stockyards. Today, Medline is a $5 billion dollar global company grown from humble beginnings that continues to be successful because of its entrepreneurial spirit and small-business values. Medline has 37 distribution centers in North America and 47 throughout the world. They employ more than 9,000 worldwide with operations in more than 25 countries.

Tina Shreve, Chesterfield Economic Development (804) 318-8550, shrevet@chesterfieldbusiness.com