Panama City Coca-Cola Bottling Company, a sales center of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc., celebrated the grand opening of its new $10 million facility at Cedar Grove Commerce Park in Panama City, FL. The 24,000-square-foot space houses a sales and distribution center, warehouse, fleet maintenance operation and administrative offices.
Panama City Coca-Cola delivers more than 2.9 million cases of beverages from the Coca-Cola portfolio to its customers across Northwest Florida annually. The local bottler's distribution territory spans seven counties along the Emerald Coast.
"Nearly 42 months ago, the nation watched in horror as Hurricane Michael fiercely bore down on this community, leaving catastrophic devastation in its wake," said Coca-Cola United President and CEO, John Sherman, in his remarks at the grand opening, adding that the former Panama City Coca-Cola facility suffered severe damage in the storm.
Sales center manager, Paul Corbin, said the grand opening has been a long time coming for he and fellow associates, who are excited to see the new facility in operation. Corbin added that the new facility creates an improved work environment for associates and provides more distribution capacity to better serve customers, consumers and communities.
Panama City Coca-Cola is one of the newest members of the Coca-Cola United family, joining the company in November 2017.