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Cott expanding its manufacturing and distribution beverage company

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014

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Cott, a  beverage bottler and distributor in Greer, is expanding its production facility on Hood Road with an additional 150,000 square foot warehouse and will add 28 trailer parks and 15 docks.

Jim Fair

Cott, a  beverage bottler and distributor in Greer, is expanding its production facility on Hood Road with an additional 150,000 square foot warehouse and will add 28 trailer parks and 15 docks.



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Patrick Sauerland, left, of InSite Real Estate, and Cott Plant Manager Will Wise presented the expansion at the Planning Advisory Committee Thursday.

Jim Fair

Patrick Sauerland, left, of InSite Real Estate, and Cott Plant Manager Will Wise presented the expansion at the Planning Advisory Committee Thursday.

Cott Beverages is expanding its manufacturing site at 1990 Hood Road with a 150,000 square foot building that will add 28 trailer parks and 15 docks.

Part of the expansion will include 1,800 square feet for additional office space to accommodate the transfer of its logistics staff from a warehouse leased in Taylors. That lease is expiring.

The manufacturing facility houses a juice storage and processing, bottling and warehousing space.

Patrick Sauerland, Project Manager from InSite, an Illinois Real Estate firm, and Cott Plant Manager Will Wise presented the company’s expansion plans at the Planning Advisory Committee session Thursday at City Hall.

Glenn Pace, City Planning and Zoning Coordinator, said no permits have been filed and no costs have been attached to the expansion. Wise said he had an estimate from three years ago that hasn’t been updated.

“We won’t be adding any more employees than our logistics team,” Wise said.

Cott Beverages is one of the largest independent private label juice and beverage companies in the United States. It manufactures apple, cranberry, grape, lemon, pineapple prune and tomato juices. The company’s web site also said it provides tea, cranberry blends, lemonades, orange drinks, grapefruit, thirst quenchers, cocktail mixers and coffee syrups.

“Drinks at Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Club and convenience stores are manufactured by Cott,” Wise said. “You can’t go into a grocery store without finding a drink made by Cott.”

The expansion will be focused on logistics and the building will be assembled toward the back of the site, but not more than six feet within the peach orchard.  Landscaping will be required in the front on Hood Road according to ordinance but no sidewalks or traffic study will be required.

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