October 29, 2018

Senator Larson Applauds Coca-Cola for $64 Million Investment in Connecticut

EAST HARTFORD—The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northern New England (CCNNE) made an exciting announcement last Friday about the future of their business in Connecticut. After conducting an extensive analysis of the company’s entire network of facilities for several months, CCNNE has decided to invest $22.6 million a new production line at their East Hartford facility and $42 million in a new state-of-the art sales center nearby.

“This is great news for Connecticut and East Hartford,” Senator Tim Larson (D-East Hartford) said. “Coca-Cola has always been a great company to do business with and I’m very excited that they’ve decided to develop more opportunities for job creation in our state. This clearly shows that Connecticut is on its way back to a brighter business future. When it comes to a vision for Connecticut job growth, my bottle is always half full.”

CCNNE will be ending production at their Needham, Massachusetts facility at the end of this year. In order to take on Needham’s volume, CCNNE are making “game changing” investments in East Hartford and Londonderry’s production capabilities.

In East Hartford, CCNNE is looking forward to investing in a new sleek can production line that will give them the ability to produce a package they currently have to but from another bottler. They expect installation of the new line to start early next year and be up and running in the first quarter of 2020.

The location of the new Connecticut sales center will be announced once the permits are finalized.