Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc. has embarked on a $28 million expansion of its plant in Frankfort that will double the facility’s production size and capacity and bring 120 new jobs to the area.
When completed in 2011, a total of 365 employees are expected to be employed at the facility and nearly 3 million additional cases will be produced. Products bottled at the Frankfort facility are shipped throughout the United States and 43 countries globally.
Under the expansion plan, the Frankfort plant will produce 160 products and have an annual capacity of 10 million cases. The project, which includes the addition of four new bottling lines and approximately 65 new tanks, will assume production and bottling of DeKuyper® cordials from Beam Global’s existing facility in Cincinnati. Additional brands bottled at the facility include Sauza®, the world’s No. 2-selling tequila, and Canadian Club®, one of the world’s leading Canadian whiskies.
“Beam Global is one of our signature companies in Kentucky that has shown its commitment to our state time and time again,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “The expansion of the Beam Global plant in Frankfort will provide a lasting, positive economic impact in the community.”