Coke said in a statement Monday that it is "closely watching" the growth of CBD, a non-psychoactive component in marijuana, as an ingredient in what it called functional wellness beverages.
BR Staff May 18, The first thing you notice are the bubbles. OK, that might be the second thing, after the Paul Bunyan-sized red Coke bottle just inside the front door.
Large and small, they adorn the floor, walls and ceilings. Because when you get right down to it, the bubble is key. Vintage Coke machines stand like suits of armor along the corridors. Photos of old advertising and the long-gone former digs of the Baton Rouge bottler line the walls.
The previous facility, on Airline Highway just south of Interstate 12, opened in That building was demolished in the s.
But work crews uncovered the sign—in six pieces—during an expansion of the River Center. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, a designation bestowed on certain buildings that meet strict requirements for sustainability and conservation.
The four loose categories LEED uses to decide whether to grant certification are recycled materials, regionally sourced materials, water conservation and energy efficiency. One step toward LEED certification was using recycled steel for building columns, joists and girders and recycled materials for office furniture.
Another requirement is for the site to minimize storm-water runoff, which explains the vast grassy areas surrounding the plant. Bike racks, parking spaces for high-efficiency cars and even a white reflective roof that absorbs less heat are necessary for the LEED seal of approval.
Coca-Cola also decided the Baton Rouge bottler might as well expand production into other brands. Originally, the plan was for the new plant to produce the carbonated beverages it has always produced—much more of it, but still the same stuff.
But Coca-Cola granted the franchise authority to make PowerAde and Vitamin Water, which led to an expansion of production capabilities the bottler never could have achieved on its own.
The Baton Rouge plant became a major Coca-Cola hub in the Southeast, producing the new brands for shipment to other bottlers in the region. The new site is much larger than the old one, from just undersquare feet on 27 acres on Airline Highway tosquare feet on acres on Plank Road just east of Metro Airport.
Now it has a year lease with the city and plenty of room to grow, with the option to lease more acreage should the need arise.
The plant currently has employees, and the bottler plans to add another in the next three years. The company originally considered relocating outside Louisiana, though Chustz gives credit to officials with the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, the city-parish and Louisiana Economic Development who rose to the occasion in terms of infrastructure and land needs.
They wanted us to stay in Baton Rouge. They wanted us to stay in Louisiana.Coke, Fanta and Sprite are among the top 10 soft drink products in the US (Associated Press, ).
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