Niagara Bottling Looks at $216 Million Plant Expansion

The bottled water and soft drink manufacturer is hoping to gain incentives that would allow it to expand its current metro facility. Niagara could invest around $216 million for an industrial building near KCI Airport, growing its production lines and creating jobs.

Niagara Bottling LLC is considering buying a 637,368-square-foot speculative industrial building from VanTrust Real Estate, northwest of 112th Street and North Airworld Drive.

The space would be used as a bottling facility specifically for flavored beverages.

The Northland investment by Niagara could reach up to $216 million. Niagara Bottling anticipates creating 90 to 100 full-time jobs at its new facility.

The facility will supplement the Ontario, California-based company’s existing production facility in south Kansas City’s 49 Crossing industrial area. There, Niagara Bottling in 2020 opened an $84 million, 427,000-square-foot plant with 84 current full-time workers.

The company seeks a partial exemption on personal property taxes and a sales tax exemption on equipment purchases for the new site, provided through up to $182 million in conduit bonds.


Published June 2021