PepsiCo’s Largest and Most Sustainable Domestic Outpost Breaks Ground

Groundbreaking photo courtesy of Kim Cook, Associated Press.

On Sept.27, PepsiCo Beverages North America (PBNA) broke ground on its new 1.2 million-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Denver High Point development area, with local government representatives, community partners, and 250+ local PBNA employees in attendance.

Kirk Tanner, PBNA chief executive officer, addresses a crowd of PepsiCo employees at the ceremonial groundbreaking (Kim Cook/AP Images for PepsiCo Beverages North America)

The new facility will be PepsiCo’s largest and most sustainable domestic outpost, serving as a model for future PBNA operations. As the company’s most sustainable domestic outpost, the new facility will aim to achieve 100% renewable electricity, best-in-class water efficiency, and reduced virgin plastic use. 

Scheduled to open in 2023, the High Point facility will have three times the manufacturing capacity of its current facility and will create nearly 250 new jobs in the Denver area, in addition to retaining all 250 current employees who will be upskilled as needed to operate the new innovative manufacturing equipment.

Key features of this new state-of-the-art facility include:

  • 1.2 million square foot manufacturing facility that sits on 150+ acres, making it the largest facility in PepsiCo Beverages North America
  • Being built with 2030 pep+ goals in mind, aiming to achieve 100% renewable electricity, best-in-class water efficiency, and reduced virgin plastic use
  • 10 manufacturing lines, with room to expand
  • 500+ employees to work out of the facility
  • Warehouse Automated Storage Retrieval System (ASRS) capacity up to 82,000 pallets
  • Will produce Pepsi, Pepsi Zero Sugar, Gatorade, bubly, Rockstar, Propel, and more

PBNA leadership along with local dignitaries took part in the groundbreaking event that was attended by more than 250 local PBNA employees, as well as:

  • Kirk Tanner, CEO, PepsiCo Beverages North America
  • Johannes Evenblij, President, PepsiCo Beverages North America, West Division
  • Erica Edwards, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain, PepsiCo Beverages North America, West Division
  • Diana DeGette, Congresswoman
  • Happy Haynes, Deputy Mayor of Denver and Executive Director of Denver Parks and Recreation
  • Pat Meyers, Chief Economic Recovery Officer and Executive Director, Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade


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