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Coca-Cola Exploring Expansion In Chattanooga

Coca-Cola Exploring Expansion In Chattanooga

CREATED Mar 5, 2014

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - Officials with Coca-Cola Bottling Co. United are looking at expanding in Chattanooga.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reported the company is looking for land to build a new state-of-the art facility for distribution and sales. Officials said they want to invest $67 million in a 290,000 square-foot facility, which would add 43 new jobs over the next year.

The Chattanooga Coca-Cola plant opened more than a century ago and was the first franchised bottler of Coke.

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