Clark Beverage Group investing $100 million in Madison facility

Clark Beverage Group investing $100 million in Madison facility


Clark Beverage Group, a leading distributor of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages like Coca-Cola, is building a new 400,000 square-foot facility near Amazon at the Madison County Mega Site, officials announced this morning. 

The $100 million expansion into Madison County will add approximately 30 new jobs. 

The expansion involves the addition of new sales and distribution facility, as well as the acquisition of more equipment to better serve the consumers of Mississippi and neighboring states. The company’s investment will help support more local suppliers, and the new employees will be paid above the county’s and state’s average wages.

“We’ve created an environment that makes it easy to start and grow a business in Mississippi, and because of that companies are expanding across our state,” Gov. Tate Reeves said. “Clark Beverage Group’s expansion in Madison County will create 30 good-paying, high-quality jobs for Mississippians and further strengthen Mississippi’s already strong economy. This is another win for Madison County and Mississippi.” 

Ken Skutnik, chief operating officer for Clark Beverage Group, said the company will be relocating from their current location in Jackson once the new facility is completed in the first quarter of 2025. 

“We’ve outgrown it,” Skutnik said on the move, saying the current facility will be fully-operational until the new one opens.

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance in support of the project through the Mississippi Flexible Tax Incentive, or MFLEX. Madison County also is assisting with the project. 

“MDA is proud to support Clark Beverage Group’s new location at the Madison County Mega Site, which is certainly an economic boost for the area and entire region,” MDA Deputy Executive Director Laura Hipp said. “But most important is the fact that 30 new opportunities are being created that will positively impact Clark Beverage’s new employees and their families now and well into the future.”  

Clark Beverage Group, a fourth-generation family-owned bottler, is headquartered in Kentucky and started distributing Coca-Cola in 1903. The company offers a diverse group of national and international brands of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in Alabama, Kentucky, Indiana, Mississippi and Tennessee and employs about 950 people across the five states. Clark Beverage Group operates five locations in Mississippi. That currently serve over 5,800 customers in Mississippi alone.

“Madison County welcomes Clark Beverage Group to our growing industrial base and is excited they have chosen the Madison Mega Site for their state-of-the-art facility,” Madison County Board of Supervisors President Gerald Steen added.

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