San Diego Coca-Cola Production Plant Set to Shut Down

The production facility is slated to close Nov. 8, putting approximately 92 employees out of work

By Monica Garske
|  Saturday, Sep 21, 2013  |  Updated 11:48 AM PDT
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San Diego Coca-Cola Production Plant Set to Shut Down

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The production plant inside a San Diego-based Coca-Cola facility is set to shut down this fall, impacting nearly 100 employees.

According to Rebecca Hecksel, Director of Public Affairs & Communications for Coca-Cola in San Diego, production operations at the facility located at 1348 47th Street in the Chollas View area will end on Nov. 8. Hecksel says the closure of the production plant will lead to job loss for approximately 92 employees.

The Coca-Cola North American Group operates two other bottling cdnters in Southern California -- one in Los Angeles and the other in Downey. The company says they’ve decided to consolidate their San Diego production operations into the two other Southern California centers, leading to the closure.

Hecksel confirms that all other portions of the San Diego Coca-Cola facility will remain open.

In addition to the bottling plant, the facility consists of a warehouse and distribution center, a cooler services department and sales and administrative offices.

Though the production portion will close, Hecksel says approximately 430 employees in those other departments will continue to work in San Diego.

“We are fully committed to treating all affected associates with respect and dignity throughout this process. Severed associates will be offered severance packages and will be able to apply for other jobs in the Coca-Cola system,” said Hecksel.


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