850,000-Square-Foot Dr Pepper Snapple Group Facility In Victorville Now Operational

New Western manufacturing and distribution hub to bring more than 200 new jobs to the region
By: Idea Hall
Aug. 11, 2010 - PRLog -- Victorville, Calif. – August 10, 2010 – Dr Pepper Snapple Group’s  new manufacturing and distribution facility in the City of Victorville is now operational. Located at the Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA), the 850,000 square-foot beverage manufacturing and distribution hub is the largest construction/manufacturing project completed in San Bernardino County, the largest county in California and one of the largest in the country.  The facility is bringing more than 200 new jobs to the region.

“The opening of this landmark facility is a testament to the pro-business climate we have worked to create in the City of Victorville,” said Keith Metzler, City of Victorville, director of economic development.  “This project represents a positive development amidst the backdrop of a challenging Southern California economy and will pave the way for additional high-caliber corporations to follow DPS’s lead and locate their operations in Victorville.”

The facility serves as the company’s Western manufacturing and distribution hub, bringing up to 40 million cases of product to California and parts of the Southwest. Expected to qualify for LEED certification, the facility houses a 550,000 square-foot beverage distribution center, five filling lines, office space and state-of-the-art beverage processing and support systems. It manufactures soft drink and juice brands such as Snapple, A&W Root Beer, Schweppes, Squirt, RC Cola, Mott’s, 7UP and Hawaiian Punch.  

“The City of Victorville has created an environment in which we are well-positioned to thrive in the Western Region,” said Larry Young, president and CEO of DPS. “The delivery of this state-of-the-art facility will allow us to offer a high level of customer service and grow our business.”

The completion of this project follows the execution of a minimum nine-year lease by Plastipak Packaging, Inc., a global leader in product packaging, to occupy a 260,000 square-foot LEED-certified industrial building at SCLA.  The company will supply the plastic containers for DPS’s manufacturing facility as well as other major consumer product manufacturers.  Plastipak’s existing customers include Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, Kraft Foods, Kroger and Tropicana.

“The relocation and expansion of DPS and Plastipak have laid the foundation for a vibrant industry cluster for the food and beverage industry in Victorville,” said Metzler. “We have successfully delivered the infrastructure to serve the industry’s leading suppliers, manufacturers and distributors.”

Victorville has also completed construction of a $30 million wastewater treatment plant capable of safely treating and discharging the DPS facility’s wastewater. The City is also delivering approximately $6 million in new roads and infrastructure for the DPS facility.The City is also delivering approximately $6 million in new roads and infrastructure for the DPS facility.

Dr Pepper Snapple Group joins notable Southern California Logistics Airport tenants including Newell Rubbermaid and GE Transportation.
About Victorville
The City of Victorville is located approximately 90 miles northeast of Los Angeles and 35 miles north of San Bernardino with convenient access to major interstates, railways, trucking routes and international airports, making it one of Southern California’s most significant logistics hubs. The City has a growing residential population of over 100,000.

Victorville is a pro-business community offering many incentives, which has helped to attract corporate relocations from notable companies including Dr Pepper Snapple Group , Newell Rubbermaid, GE Transportation and Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, M&M/Mars.  For more information, visit http://www.victorvillecity.com.

About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc.  is the leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have 6 of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and 9 of our 12 “power brands” are No. 1 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes Sunkist soda, 7UP, A&W, Canada Dry, Crush, Mott's, Squirt, Hawaiian Punch, Peñafiel, Clamato, Schweppes, Venom Energy, Rose's and Mr & Mrs T mixers. To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company, please visit http://www.drpeppersnapple.com.

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). These forward-looking statements about DPS are based on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside the DPS’ control. These risks, uncertainties and other factors include but are not limited to those set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in Part I, Item 1A of DPS’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The anticipated results described in the forward-looking statements could be materially different from the actual events and results. DPS disclaims any intention to, and undertakes no obligation to, revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, a future event, or otherwise.

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