Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin and Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman Tyrone Nelson joined Coca-Cola Consolidated leaders and Teammates on March 25 for the unveiling of a completed $50 million expansion project at our Sandston, Virginia, campus. A new state-of-the-art building, along with energy-saving upgrades, will further economic growth at the campus and in the surrounding community.

Gov. Youngkin was joined by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Caren Merrick, Henrico County Board of Supervisors Chairman Tyrone Nelson, Delegates Delores McQuinn and Dave Owen, members of the Virginia Beverage Association, several civic and community leaders, and Coke Consolidated customers and Teammates.

Coca-Cola Consolidated Invests in Sandson Facility 

As part of our dedication to finding innovative solutions to reduce our environmental impact, the upgrades to our 63-acre Sandston campus include:

  • A new 210,000-square-foot warehouse.
  • LED lighting to improve energy savings.
  • New equipment on our can line to improve efficiency.

The updates we’ve made to our Sandston location echo our sustainability initiative priority of Refresh, Recycle, Renew, which we’ve put into practice with various partners in the Commonwealth,” said John Eady, Plant Director II, Coca-Cola Consolidated. “For example, at the Richmond Raceway we collected bottles and cans and had them processed to be remade into another bottle or can, giving our packaging a new life.”

Coke Consolidated has done business in Sandston for more than eight years. Our campus is home to nearly 450 Consolidated Teammates in manufacturing, warehouse, distribution, equipment services, Red Classic Truck fleet and transportation.

The Sandston site expansion will enable us to build upon our existing excellent customer service.

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin Walks with Coca-Cola Consolidated Teammate 

Consolidated Growth in Sandston Means Economic Growth for the Community
In addition to bringing more Teammates to the Sandston location, our investment will help current and future Teammates develop new skills and continue to grow their careers at the site.

“The investment we’ve made here at our Sandston campus is evidence of our focus on making major advances in our infrastructure to support future growth,” said Dave Shelek, VP/General Manager, Coca-Cola Consolidated Mid-Atlantic Market Unit. “The expansion and improvements will not only benefit our customers and Teammates but also the Sandston community by way of economic growth.”

Coke Consolidated’s Investment Beyond Sandston
We have more than 2,000 Teammates serving more than 17,700 customers across Virginia and Washington, D.C., and our Sandston campus is one of eight Consolidated facilities in the area.

We take pride in supporting the states and communities we serve and are honored to have invested more than $91.2 million in Virginia between 2019-2023. This investment is part of The Coca-Cola Company’s $869 million economic impact on Virginia through its network of suppliers, distributors, and retailers. We are pleased to contribute to this number.

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