ATLANTA — Governor Brian P. Kemp announced March 10 that PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA), a division of PepsiCo, will invest $260 million in the expansion of its manufacturing facility in the City of Tucker. The expansion will create at least 136 full-time jobs, increasing the company’s total workforce in DeKalb County to over 600 full-time jobs.
“We are excited that another division of PepsiCo has chosen Georgia to grow their operations,” said Governor Kemp. “We applaud the City of Tucker and send our great thanks to them and to our economic development partners in DeKalb County and the City of Tucker, in addition to the Technical College System of Georgia for their continued efforts to create jobs and opportunities for hardworking Georgians.”
This announcement adds to the July 2020, $200 million investment by PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division in the City of Perry that resulted in 240 new jobs. In the span of two years, PepsiCo, through its operating subsidiaries, has committed $460 million of capital in the State of Georgia.
“This expansion will greatly increase PBNA’s production serving nearby Atlanta and the wider Georgia region to continue the growth of our business and customers in the area,” said Karen Jordan, Chief Supply Chain Officer, PBNA. “We are proud to increase our footprint locally as a supplier, producer, and employer, bringing with us our gender equity and sustainability mission to create positive change.”
PBNA will expand its facility at 1644 Rock Mountain Boulevard by more than 260,000 square feet. The expanded advanced manufacturing plant will increase production five-fold by 2025, making it one of the largest manufacturing facilities in the company portfolio.
PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $79 billion in net revenue in 2021, driven by a complementary beverage and convenient foods portfolio that includes Lay's, Doritos, Cheetos, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Mountain Dew, Quaker, and SodaStream. PepsiCo's product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including many iconic brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.