On Monday, October 23, 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 12 new full-time jobs.

The new facility will include a state-of-the-art warehouse system 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 complete in spring 2025.

Coke Consolidated’s Market Unit VP and General Manager Sam Meiner Welcomes Attendees

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.

Coke Consolidated Contributes $5,000 to “A Kid Again” Non-Profit

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.

Across the state, Coca-Cola Consolidated currently has more than 1,750 teammates working in 17 facilities serving more than 20,000 customers.

What Coke Consolidated Teammates are Saying:

“This facility will bring the future of warehousing to Columbus.” – Charles Foster, Senior Manager, Logistics

“For getting our trucks on the road in a timely matter, this facility will be like winning the lottery!” – Marcus Stewart, Distribution Manager

“I love this brand and what it stands for: Family!” – Cindy Blair, Distribution Supervisor

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