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Coke Consolidated Opens Vending Machine Refurbishing Center In Annapolis

Posted On: 9/20/2016

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ANNAPOLIS, MD -- Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated will open a new chapter in its 93-year history in Annapolis with the imminent opening of its new regional operations center. The center will specialize in refurbishing vending machines and other beverage equipment.

The Charlotte, NC-based bottler said the investment in the two Annapolis buildings -- totaling 107,700 square feet -- will enable it to more efficiently serve its retail customers and consumers throughout the region.

Annapolis traces its Coca-Cola history back to 1923, when the Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Annapolis began manufacturing operations. The regional center was originally built in the 1980s and handles deployment and refurbishing of vending and other types of beverage merchandising equipment. It services more than 100 pieces of equipment a day. It has 46 employees and serves territory throughout Maryland and eastern Virginia for Coke Consolidated. It also contracts work in parts of New Jersey and Pennsylvania for Coca-Cola Refreshments.

Coca-Cola Consolidated, the nation's largest independent Coca-Cola bottler, serving 15 states, formally moved operations to the site in August. It has invested more than $2.2 million in the Annapolis project.