Niagara Bottling LLC, the integrated bottled water maker, is expanding once again.
The Ontario, Calif.-based company will construct a new location in Findlay Township, Pa., near Pittsburgh, that's expected to employ about 50.
Niagara has been aggressively building out its geographic footprint around the country in recent years, constructing new facilities to help deliver products on a more regional basis.
The company's growth is being driven, to a large degree, by the explosive growth in single-serve bottled water.
Niagara, which has its own brand, also provides private-label bottled water to hundreds of retailers around the country.
The company's integrated approach of manufacturing its own PET preforms and bottles, as well as extremely fast bottling speeds, helps Niagara be a price leader in the market.
The new western Pennsylvania location joins existing Niagara plants in both Lehigh and Berks counties in the eastern part of the state.
"Our team identified a site in the Pittsburgh region that met our precise requirements and that could be delivered on our specific project timeline," said Brian Hess, executive vice president at Niagara, in a statement.
"Community fit is a key consideration within our internal site search process, and all local, regional and state partners moved at the speed of business and met or exceeded our expectations with aggressive support for our new facility," he said.
In announcing the project, the state identified about $316,000 in grants, tax credits and job training funding.