Carolina Canners, Inc. expanding Chesterfield County operations

PepsiCo’s Mario Mercurio and Emily Silver dig into new Pure Leaf capacity and partnership with Carolina Canners’ Mark Avent and Jeff Stevens. Photo from press release.
PepsiCo’s Mario Mercurio and Emily Silver dig into new Pure Leaf capacity and partnership with Carolina Canners’ Mark Avent and Jeff Stevens. Photo from press release.

CHERAW, SC (WBTW) – Independent Pepsi bottler and production cooperative Carolina Canners, Inc. hosted a ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday to celebrate the company’s expansion in Cheraw.

Company officials say the $45-million, 45,000-square-foot plant expansion will bring 40 new jobs to the area.

According to a press release from the company, the new manufacturing line will be used to produce the Pepsi-Lipton Tea Partnership’s fast-growing Pure Leaf tea.

Operating in Cheraw, S.C. since 1968, Carolina Canners has expanded its South Carolina operations multiple times over the last 40 years. The facility specializes in bottle injection molding and features two bottle-filling production lines, two can-filling production lines and a fountain syrup production line. The company also serves as a joint purchasing agent for many of the region’s Pepsi bottlers.

Hiring for the new positions will begin in 2017. Anyone interested in joining the Carolina Canners team can visit the SC Works website.