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G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers to hire 73 for new Maysville plant

$8.9 million investment will be company’s third Ky location

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Cincinnati-based G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Inc. will invest $8.9 million toward a new facility in Maysville, creating 73 jobs with at least 45 of those positions allocated to Kentuckians.

The investment will include a new 124,000-s.f. warehouse in Mason County that will run 12 routes daily and help facilitate 4.5 million cases of beverages across Kentucky and Ohio each year. The soft opening for the project is scheduled for October 2022 with the facility expected to be fully operational by January 2023.

“We are so excited about having a physical presence in the city of Maysville that will allow us to grow our business while creating additional jobs and investing in the local community,” said Tim Trant, G&J CEO. “Ultimately, we will be able to better serve our customers across Kentucky and Southeastern Ohio.”

G&J is the largest family-owned and operated Pepsi franchise bottler, employing more than 1,600 people across 13 locations in Kentucky and Ohio. G&J currently operates Kentucky facilities in Lexington and Winchester. The company employs 371 full-time employees in the commonwealth.

Gov. Andy Beshear described the announcement as continued growth of Kentucky’s distribution and logistics sector.

“It’s no secret that Kentucky’s ideal geographic location continues to attract high-quality businesses and jobs to the commonwealth,” Beshear said. “This commitment by G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottlers is an incredible example of a company continuing to believe in Kentucky’s workforce and ability to deliver their product to customers quickly and efficiently.”

Mason County Judge/Executive Owen McNeill shared his excitement and appreciation for G&J’s commitment to the community.

“We’re incredibly pleased G&J Pepsi has chosen Mason County for its new, updated operations,” Judge/Executive McNeill said. “This announcement and these jobs will have an incredibly positive impact on our region with an average wage of $23 before including benefits. Today’s announcement provides additional evidence underscoring the positive momentum growing across our community. In the end, G&J was not only attracted to our advantageous location and world-class workforce, but also an unparalleled quality of life here in Maysville and Mason County.”

Maysville Mayor Debra Cotterill is excited for the company’s long-term partnership and what it means moving forward.

“G&J Pepsi is a multistate regional company that brings cutting-edge technology and innovation to our community. I am especially pleased to have an employer with a partnership business model that not only supports their brands and customers but also their employees and communities they serve,” Mayor Cotterill said.

To encourage the investment and job growth in the community, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) on Thursday preliminarily approved a 15-year incentive agreement with the company under the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based agreement can provide up to $1.125 million in tax incentives based on the company’s investment of $8.9 million and annual targets of:

• Creation and maintenance of 45 Kentucky-resident, full-time jobs across 15 years; and
• Paying an average hourly wage of $29.84 including benefits across those jobs.

By meeting its annual targets over the agreement term, the company can be eligible to keep a portion of the new tax revenue it generates. The company may claim eligible incentives against its income tax liability and/or wage assessments.

In addition, G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottling Inc. can receive resources from Kentucky’s workforce service providers. Those include no-cost recruitment and job placement services, reduced-cost customized training and job-training incentives.

For more information on G&J Pepsi-Cola Bottling Inc., visit GJPepsi.com.

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