Triangle area Coca-Cola distributor announces plans to move operations to Chatham County

Apex, NC – The Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company announced Thursday that it plans the construction of a new state of the art distribution facility in Chatham County. The new headquarters facility will be located at the intersection of US Highway 64 and NC Highway 751 in Apex, NC. Ground breaking is expected by 1st quarter of 2023, with occupancy in 2024.

Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company to move distribution HQ to Chatham County.

M. Hager Rand, current President of the third-generation family bottler, has announced the news to employees and is excited to share the Company’s plans with the communities and customers in its service area.The facility will be dedicated to his grandfather, William Kenan Rand and father W. Kenan Rand, Jr. who preceded him in running the business.

The company has plans to construct a 170,000-square-foot building at the site and will bring 180-200 employees with the move. The Chatham EDC engaged with local partners including the Town of Apex and Chatham County government to recruit the project,. 

“This project is another result of our strong ties and regional cooperation,” said Chatham Economic Development President Michael Smith. “We were glad to work with Chatham County, The Town of Apex and our colleagues at Apex Economic Development to put this project together at this strategic location in the heart of the Triangle. 

The 170,000 square foot facility is being developed in partnership with Beacon Partners, a North Carolina based commercial real estate developer. The state-of-the-art facility will feature enhanced sustainable building specifications that will yield zero landfill waste and create as hale environmental impact as possible. It will also show appreciation to the current workforce and the anticipated additional jobs by having a modern, welcoming facility that fosters a safe, more efficient working environment.

The Company is a combination of acquired Coca-Cola territories in addition to Durham including Roxboro, Henderson and Sanford. It is an independent holder of a contract for products from The Coca-Cola Company and has similar distribution rights for Dr. Pepper brands, and Monster Energy drinks.

The move to Chatham will allow for the company to be more centrally located in its service area, which includes portions of Wake, Orange, Durham, Chatham, Granville, Person and Vance counties.