Clark Beverage holds groundbreaking
Clark Beverage Group broke ground Tuesday afternoon on their new $100 million facility in Madison County set to be completed in early 2025.
Madison County Mega Site officials announced in May that CBG would be building a new facility off of Mississippi 22 west of Canton.
The groundbreaking ceremony was held in the MCEDA office building due to inclement weather. The new facility will be located at the Madison County Mega Site, near the Amazon Fulfillment Center.
The company plans to relocate to the new facility from its current location in Jackson.
Multiple generations of the Clark family attended the groundbreaking ceremony along with city officials from across Madison County, including Canton Mayor William Truly, Canton aldermen, and Gluckstadt Mayor Walter Morrison.
Chief Operating Officer Ken Skutnik said it was an exciting day for the Clark family and the project has been in the making for two years.
“We offer our sincerest appreciation for everyone who has helped get us to this point,” Skutnik said. “We couldn’t have done it without the family, our board members, and our employees we work with every day. We have over 1,200 employees across multiple states.”
Clark Beverage Group is headquartered in Kentucky and began distributing Cola-Cola in 1903. The company now consists of three major businesses: CC Clark Inc., Clark Beverage Group, and Clark Distributing Company.
The company offers a large group of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage brands such as Coca-Cola, Coors Light, Miller Lite, Heineken, Monster Energy, Body Armor Super Drink, Dr. Pepper, Samuel Adams, and Yuengling Beer in Kentucky, Alabama, Indiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. It operates several locations in Mississippi (Jackson, Greenwood, Senatobia, Starkville) and serves over 5,800 customers in the state alone.
The 400,000-square-foot facility will be state-of-the-art, and the company hopes for the building to be complete in the first quarter of 2025. It will have around 32,000 feet of office space and meeting rooms and will house all departments from sales to delivery to warehouse operations. It will also have 195-200 truck and trailer parking spots, 300 small vehicle parking spots, and 41 loading docks.
For more information about Clark Beverage Group, visit their website at www.ccclark.com.