Multipack Services, a beverage manufacturing, packaging and distribution company, announced a $10.4 million investment to establish a new production facility in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The company says the facility will create 141 direct new jobs with an average annual salary of some $51,000.
The factory will offer multiple services, including product specifications and design, and will be able to expand and adjust to market demands. The site is expected to produce more than 100 million cans of lemonade, soda, tea, water, ready-to-drink cocktails, seltzers and juice products per year.
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The company’s Shreveport location will develop and distribute beverages for nationally recognized brands. According to Multipack, the new location will develop and distribute beverages for nationally recognized brands.
According to Louisiana Economic Development (LED), the state's economic development agency, the project will create an additional 228 indirect new jobs.
Multipack is currently leasing an existing warehouse in south Shreveport. The company expects to begin making improvements to the facility early next year, with production estimated to begin by the third quarter of 2024.
The state of Louisiana offered Multipack an incentives package that included a $1.5 million performance-based grant for infrastructure and building improvements contingent upon meeting investment and payroll targets. The package also includes the comprehensive workforce development solutions of LED FastStart. The company is also expected to participate in the state’s Quality Jobs program.