PepsiCo's Gatorade unit seems to plan for growth pretty far into the future -- at least that's the implication of this story from the Albany, N.Y., Democrat-Herald. According to the article, the company will decide in January whether to start construction of a new manufacturing plant on 243 acres of land that it bought in Albany. Originally the company planned to break ground this year, but those plans were delayed because of "changes in demand," according to the story.
“Nothing has changed in how we look at the project,” said Arnie Wodtke, director of the “hot fill supply chain” for Gatorade. “We just need to synchronize our investment to our growth.”The Albany plant will include a hot-fill bottle blow molding operation, according to the story. It does not give details, other than to compare the company's plans in Albany to its new plant in Wytheville, Va. At that plant, the company's bottles will be supplied by Amcor PET Packaging.