Coca-Cola Bottling UNITED Celebrates Opening of $86 Million South Metro Atlanta Sales Center, Built by Brasfield & Gorrie
February 19, 2020
Atlanta Coca-Cola Bottling Company recently celebrated the Grand Opening of its new $86 million sales center at 4913 Mason Road in Union City. The 456,000 square foot facility – which includes a sales and distribution center, warehouse, fleet shop, administrative offices and meeting space – represents one of the largest investments in a sales center in the U.S. Coca-Cola System. It sets a new standard in warehouse systems for the beverage industry, utilizing state-of-the-art technology that benefits both employees and customers.
Construction on the new sales center began in early 2018 and was complete by the end of 2019. The project utilized sustainable design and resources in the construction of the facility. In addition, it incorporates environmentally friendly materials throughout.
“In both the design and construction of South Metro, we took into account how the facility would impact our local community,” said Stan Ellington, vice president of supply chain and operations for Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED. “We wanted the facility to blend in harmony with the community by incorporating benefits such as noise reduction, low level lighting, landscape buffers and plantings and, of course, procedures to assure safe traffic flow.
“In addition, in coordination with general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie, the company achieved a 20 percent MBE/WBE/DBE participation (Minority/Women/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) through job fairs and community outreach.”
Learn more about the sales center in a release from Coca-Cola Bottling UNITED.