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Katelyn Egger | SBJ

From the Ground Up: Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Co. canning facility

1777 N. Packer Road

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Owner: Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Co.
General contractor: Ross Construction Group LLC
Architect: Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective
Engineers: Own Inc., civil; Miller Engineering PC, structural; and Buxton Kubik Dodd Design Collective, mechanical, electrical and plumbing
Size: 72,355 square feet
Cost: $28 million
Lender: Would not disclose
Estimated completion: April 2024
Project description: Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Co. is at work on a canning line and manufacturing facility, expected to be completed in April 2024 as the first phase of a two-part project. The second phase, a 44,230-square-foot office complex, is on track to follow in December next year. In 2021, the company cut the ribbon on a $40 million, 432,000-square-foot warehouse and blow-in bottling facility at 1777 N. Packer Road, with test tube-sized bottles that expand to 2-liter and 20-ounce sizes, according to past Springfield Business Journal reporting. The project now underway will allow the company to add canned beverages to its product lineup for the first time. The goal is to produce 8 million-10 million cans per year, according to past reporting. The company bottles over 400 products, including soft drinks, Monster energy drinks, Dasani water, Minute Maid juices and Gold Peak teas.

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