© Kevinbrine/Dreamstime
Pepsico Pepsi Truck Semi Truck Beverages© Kevinbrine Dreamstime

PepsiCo to Build its Biggest US Factory in Denver

July 20, 2022
The 1.2 million square-foot factory will produce pop, sports drinks, and sparkling water for the beverage conglomerate.

PepsiCo North America is building a huge new factory. The food and beverage giant announced plans last week to build its biggest-yet U.S. factory in Denver, Colorado, to produce Pepsi, Pepsi Zero, Gatorade, and other PepsiCo beverages. According to a company press release, the High Point facility will be 1.2 million square feet and sit on almost 152 acres of land near Denver International Airport.

PepsiCo did not disclose a dollar value for the plant or how many new employees it expects to hire, but the High Point factory is expected to replace its existing Denver facility and triple its capacity. According to The Denver Post, PepsiCo currently employs about 1,200 employees in the state.

Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, in a statement, praised the company for its long-term presence in the city and predicted it would “create more quality jobs” and “supports my administration’s climate action efforts.”

Johannes Evenblij, chief of the West Division of PepsiCo Beverages North America, said in a statement that the plant will “serve as a model for the future of PBNA’s supply chain” and will also be the company’s most sustainable plant yet. The company says the High Point factory will feature 100% renewable energy sources, “best-in-class water efficiency” and reduced plastic use.

Popular Sponsored Recommendations

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of IndustryWeek, create an account today!