City Brewing Co., a contract beverage producer headquartered in Wisconsin, has announced plans to acquire the former Hardy Bottling plant in Memphis for its newest production facility.
The company is investing $41 million to acquire and update the facility, which was built in 1971, and hopes to begin beer production by July.
The plant will eventually employ some 500 workers with an average wage of $41,700 per year, plus a benefits package equaling 40 percent of wage.
City Brewing currently operates facilities in La Crosse, Wis., and Latrobe, Pa., that have the capacity to package more than 60 million cases of beverage products each year. The facilities have the capability to produce beer, flavored malt beverages, teas and energy drinks in a variety of bottle and can sizes and configurations.