Niagara Bottling LLC will spend $90 million on a new bottled water plant in Texas.
The Ontario, Calif.-based company has been rapidly expanding in recent years, constructing plants around the country as the popularity of bottled water continues to rise.
Niagara uses an integrated approach to bottled water at its plants, including the manufacture of preforms and caps.
With the world's fastest bottling lines, Niagara can produce 2,400 bottles per minute, or 40 bottles per second.
Now Niagara will bring that technology to Temple, Texas.
Construction of a 450,000-square-foot site is slated to begin in March and the plant is expected to begin operations during the fourth quarter of this year.
"The project construction will be divided into two phases: the first phase to be $70 million capital investment and 49 jobs and the second phase to be $20 million capital investment and 21 jobs," according to a statement released by the company and local economic development organizations.
Development of project on a 50-acre site is subject to final negotiations and due diligence, they said.
Niagara Bottling has announced a series of new bottling plants over the years, including sites in Jeffersonville, Ind., and near Pittsburgh recently.
While Niagara bottles water in other sizes, the company's wheelhouse is the single-serve, half-liter bottle.
That's a market the company entered in the early 1990s and has grown to include more than 500 private-label customers selling Niagara-bottled water under their own names.