Over the next two years, the expansion of a canned beverages manufacturer in Fort Worth is expected to create 1,000 jobs.
California-based DrinkPAK, which has about 550 employees at its California facility, will more than double its dedicated workforce as it implements plans to open facilities at 35 Eagle and Eagle Parkway and Carter Park East to produce alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks in what DrinkPAK calls “a significant milestone for the company,” according to a news release from the Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership.
“We are thrilled to expand our advanced manufacturing organization in Fort Worth and look forward to creating new jobs, working with local businesses, and becoming an integral part of the community,” DrinkPAK CEO Nate Patena said in a prepared statement.
“The City of Fort Worth, Denton County and Tarrant County have been incredible partners in this process, and we are grateful for the opportunity to build two new state-of-the-art facilities that will enable us to manufacture more high-quality drinks for the best brands in the world,” stated Patena.
DrinkPAK, which provides support for procurement, batching, processing, filling, packaging, warehousing, and distribution, plans to employ workers from the Dallas-Fort Worth area at its new Tarrant County sites.
The new plants, expected to encompass more than 2.8 million square feet, will manufacture cocktails, energy drinks, water, sodas, milk and milk-alternative beverages, water and others.
“We extend a warm welcome and our sincere thanks to DrinkPAK as they embark on their expansion journey in Fort Worth.” Robert Allen, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership, said.
“We are thrilled to have a company of DrinkPAK’s caliber choosing North Texas as its new home. Their significant investment in our region, along with the creation of 1,000 new jobs, exemplifies their commitment to the growth and prosperity of our community,” Allen added.
Carter Park East is a 550-acre master-planned industrial park in south Fort Worth that counts Dallas-based Stream Realty Partners, Dallas-based Crow Holdings Capital, Fort Worth-based Rob Riner Companies and New York-based Clarion Partners among its stakeholders.
Trammell Crow Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dallas-based real estate services and investment firm CBRE, is the developer behind 35 Eagle.