WATERBURY -- Keurig Green Mountain will create 550 new jobs in the state of Georgia.
The Waterbury-based coffee and beverage maker will open a manufacturing plant in Douglasville, Georgia, and expects invest $377 million in the facility in the next five years, according to a news release.
The plant will make beverage pods for the company's new cold-brewing system. Those beverages will include Coca-Cola products through a deal reached in February in which Coca-Cola acquired a 10 percent share of the former Green Mountain Coffee Roasters company. Coke upped its share to 16 percent in May.
The 585,000-square-foot building in Douglasville is about 20 miles west of Atlanta, where Coca-Cola is based.
"Keurig's new facility is a great addition to Georgia's already diverse manufacturing industry and will provide many good jobs for our citizens," Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said in a news release. "The fact that the company has chosen to manufacture it new product line in Georgia is a testament to our skilled workforce and logistics infrastructure."
The release said Keurig will be taking applications in the fall for jobs such as production, maintenance, engineering, materials management, safety, facilities, continuous learning, IT and quality.