Niagara Bottling LLC is continuing to grow with the creation of a new water bottling plant and the expansion of another, both in Indiana.
The Ontario, Calif.-based company touts itself at the most vertically integrated bottling company in the industry, and uses high-speed manufacturing and bottling technology to drive down costs.
The new manufacturing and bottling facility will be built in Jeffersonville and an existing facility in Plainfield will be expanded. A total of 57 new jobs are expected to be created by the end of 2019. A total of 49 of those jobs will be at the new site.
Niagara will spend $56 million on the 469,000-square-foot new site and another $6.1 million on expansion of the existing facility.
The company has 29 other locations in North America.
Niagara Bottling is receiving up to $450,000 in conditional tax credits and $50,000 in training grants for the Jeffersonville site. There's another $50,000 in tax credits available to the Plainfield facility, the Indiana Economic Development Corp. said.
The two latest projects continue a period of tremendous growth for the bottled water company, which makes its own packaging.
The explosion in the popularity of bottled water, especially in single-serve containers, has helped fuel that growth. Niagara sells its own branded cases of bottled water but also supplies many retailers with their own private label products.
Niagara is privately owned by the Peykoff family and began operations in 1963.