The Durham Coca-Cola Bottling Company announced Thursday that it plans to move its operations to Chatham County, locating at the intersection of Highway 751 and US 64. The company will be leaving facilities in Durham and Lee Counties to locate at the site, which has an Apex address. 

The company has plans to construct a 175,000-square-foot building at the site and will bring 180-200 employees with the move. The Chatham EDC engaged with local partners including the Town of Apex and Chatham County government to recruit the project,. 

“This project is another result of our strong ties and regional cooperation,” said Chatham Economic Development President Michael Smith. “We were glad to work with Chatham County, The Town of Apex and our colleagues at Apex Economic Development to put this project together at this strategic location in the heart of the Triangle. 

According to a company press release, the facility will feature enhanced sustainable building specifications that will yield zero landfill waste and create as little environmental impact as possible. 

Construction of the facility is planned to begin in Q1 2023 and to finish in 2024. The move to Chatham will allow for the company to be more centrally located in its service area, which includes portions of Wake, Orange, Durham, Chatham, Granville, Person and Vance counties.