A new Coca-Cola distribution center is coming to Missoula County, replacing an older facility that has served the region for 50 years. The new 69,500-square-foot location is a multimillion dollar reinvestment in the community and will double the space for the facility’s 55 employees to distribute more than 600 different Coca-Cola products.
“As the beverage business expands and changes and consumer tastes expand and change, we’re carrying a lot more products than we used to,” said Trevor Messinger, president and CEO at Coca-Cola Bottling Co. High Country. “We need that space to expand as a beverage company and carry the things that consumers want.”
The new facility will also be closer to the interstate and allow easier access for trucks, mitigating the supply chain issues the old site experienced in its residential location.