First Birmingham, now Huntsville—Buffalo Rock continues to expand

Buffalo Rock is expanding in the Huntsville area. Photo via Buffalo Rock’s Facebook

A Birmingham original is making major moves, but this time it’s in Huntsville. Buffalo Rock plans to establish a new $20M distribution facility and we’ve got the deets.

A Look at the Expansion

The City of Huntsville. Photo via the City of Huntsville’s Facebook

Last November, we announced that Buffalo Rock was expanding their operations in a $75M Birmingham investment. The project’s initial phase brought between 25 and 50 new jobs to the area.

Now, the century-old company that’s headquartered in The Magic City has their sight set on a $20M facility in Limestone County near the Mazda and Toyota manufacturing plant.

“The overall goals are to improve the employee-partner experience, increase efficiency and productivity, and expand our ability to handle the strategic growth we have envisioned.”

Matthew Dent, President and COO, Buffalo Rock

Buffalo Rock’s Plan + Why it Matters

A distribution center for Pepsi-Cola beverages and food is in the works. Photo via Buffalo Rock’s Facebook

The City of Huntsville plans to purchase 85 acres of land on Old Madison Pike and sell 55 acres of that land to Buffalo Rock. The Mayor of Huntsville is all for it. Here’s what he had to say:

“The capital investment [Buffalo Rock] is doing in the area means we’ll have more building and the amount of money they’ll add to the economy will be $5M a year in payroll.”

Mayor Tommy Battle, Huntsville

What will they do with the remaining 30 acres of land? Huntsville will use it for flood mitigation and infrastructure development.

This new expansion is dubbed as a win-win for Buffalo Rock and the City of Huntsville as the new distribution center for Pepsi-Cola and food products will bring at least 130 full-time jobs to the area.

The plant is planned to be operational by the end of the year and employ at least 130 employees no later than 2023.

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  • Chaise is a brunch-loving Content Producer and helps manage the Bham Now Instagram account.