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Choate’s Charleston office constructing new Pepsi facility

Ross Norton //March 7, 2023//

Choate’s Charleston office constructing new Pepsi facility

Ross Norton //March 7, 2023//

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Choate Construction Co. and Edgewater Ventures celebrate the launch of construction of a new distribution facility for Pepsi products. (Photo/Provided)Choate Construction Co. has partnered with Edgewater Ventures to bring Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ newest distribution facility to North Myrtle Beach. The start of construction was celebrated with a groundbreaking ceremony Friday at the Palmetto Coast Industrial Park.

“The partnership, dedication, and collaboration that has led up to this groundbreaking ceremony is absolutely cause for celebration,” Tim Heichelbech, vice president and division manager for Choate’s Charleston office, said in a news release.  

The cost of the project was not disclosed.

As the first company to move into the 40-acre Industrial Park, Pepsi Bottling Ventures’ new 165,000-square-foot facility will keep more than 140 jobs in Horry County and add nearly 30 positions to its only South Carolina location.

"The Choate team is honored to be a part of this new Industrial Park within the North Myrtle Beach community,” Quinn Gaines, director of business development for Choate in Charleston., said in the release. “Alongside Edgewater and Pepsi Bottling Ventures, we’re grateful for the opportunity to build these facilities that will bring a healthy economic boost to the area.”

Edgewater Ventures is a commercial real estate investment firm that is focused on the acquisition and development of industrial, office, life science, residential and mixed-use assets across the Carolinas.

Pepsi Bottling Ventures is the nation’s largest privately-held manufacturer, seller and distributor of Pepsi-Cola beverages.