On Wednesday, Pepsi Beverages of North America officially broke ground on a $260 million dollar expansion.
The expansion is part of its manufacturing facility here in Georgia.
The facility is located in the city of Tucker in DeKalb County.
It will become one of the company’s largest investments in its portfolio in the state, creating 136 new full-time jobs.
“This is a great day for DeKalb. It is a great day for Georgia creating jobs creating economic opportunity,” CEO of DeKalb County, Michael Thurmond said.
This will increase the company’s total workforce in DeKalb County to more than 600 full-time jobs.
This expansion will increase its production fivefold by 2025.
Currently 5,420 people across Georgia are employed by PepsiCo.