Earlier this week, Coca-Cola Consolidated hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Columbus (Rickenbacker) warehouse and distribution center. Coke Consolidated plans to invest nearly $100 million in the construction of the new 400,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility. The new facility will be part of the Rickenbacker Industrial Center located on Rohr Road.
Coke Consolidated’s current Columbus operations employ over 325 teammates across sales, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and fleet operations. The move will create twelve new full-time jobs.
The new facility will include a state-of-the-art warehouse and the addition of an experiential learning center where current and future teammates can develop new skills and grow their careers. The construction of the facility will bring significant economic activity to the area and is expected to be completed in spring 2025.
“Today is about Coke Consolidated’s decision to deepen its roots in Columbus and grow its business here,” said Sam Meiner, Coca-Cola Consolidated’s Market Unit Vice President and General Manager in Ohio.
Local government officials, business partners, and community partners shared in the milestone event for the local bottler.
As part of the Company’s Purpose to serve others, Coke Consolidated representatives presented a $5,000 contribution to “A Kid Again,” a Columbus non-profit that provides adventure to families with children facing life-threatening illness.