Processing Magazine

Dr Pepper Snapple group breaks ground on $120 million production facility

October 27, 2008

Representatives of Dr Pepper Snapple Group joined elected officials from throughout Victor Valley to officially break ground on the company''s beverage production and distribution center in Victorville, CA. Company officials and local dignitaries turned the first scoops of dirt on the site of the plant at Southern California Logistics Airport. When it opens in 2010, the $120 million Dr Pepper Snapple facility will produce as many as 40 million cases of beverages each year and employ approximately 200 people. It will be the company''s Western hub in a regional manufacturing and distribution footprint serving consumers in California and parts of the desert Southwest. The company will produce a wide range of soft drinks, juices, juice drinks, ready-to-drink teas, energy drinks and other premium beverages at the Victorville plant. The plant will consist of an 850,000-square-foot building on 57 acres, including 550,000 square feet of warehouse space, and a 300,000-square-foot manufacturing plant with up to six manufacturing lines.