Posted January 18, 2021
PANAMA CITY — Coca-Cola plans to replace its existing distribution center in Panama City with an $8 million facility by the end of the year.
According to a Tuesday press release, the new 24,000-square-foot facility will be built in Cedar Grove Commerce Park and will replace the company’s building at 6130 Bayline Drive that was damaged by Hurricane Michael more than two years ago.
Once built, the new facility will house a sales and distribution center, warehouse, fleet maintenance operation and administration offices. All existing 80 employees will be transferred to the new site once it is fully operational.
Coca-Cola plans to build a new $8 million distribution facility in Panama City to replace one that was damaged two years ago by Hurricane Michael.
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The new facility will serve Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gulf, Liberty and Washington counties and will distribute close to 3 million cases of beverages annually.
“When Panama City became a part of the UNITED family in 2017, we made a commitment to employ, serve, refresh and invest in the Emerald Coast area,” said Bo Taylor, vice president of Coca-Cola UNITED’s Central Region, which includes the Florida Panhandle. “Following Hurricane Michael, which devastated this community and caused severe damage to our existing facility, we moved quickly to assess opportunities for making a positive, long-term impact for our associates, our customers, our consumers and this community.”