Premium Waters to build $25m advanced bottled water facility in Mississippi

PKBR Staff Writer

Published 19 September 2016

Private-label water bottling company Premium Waters is planning to build a new plant with an investment of $25m to manufacture and fill water bottles in Hinds County, Mississippi, US.

Image: Premium Waters intends to boost its bottling business in Mississippi, US. Photo: courtesy of Mississippi Development Authority/ Premium Waters Inc.

The new 210,000ft2 facility, which is expected to create 42 jobs, is being built in the J.C. Sonny McDonald Industrial Park.

The Mississippi Development Authority is assisting with infrastructure and site improvements for the advanced bottled water facility.

Premium Waters supply chain vice-president Bernie Zarda said: “We went through a rigorous site selection process and are very pleased to have selected Hinds County to build our technically advanced bottled water facility.

“Hinds County and the Jackson area met our criteria for investment including a supportive labor market and excellent access to our customers in the region.”

Construction of the facility is scheduled to commence this month while production is planned t start in April 2017.

Mississippi Development Authority executive director Jr Glenn McCullough said: “Premium Waters’ decision to invest in Hinds County and add more than 40 new career opportunities for the people of Central Mississippi will strengthen the region’s economy for generations to come.”

Minneapolis based Premium Waters sells water in bottles in sizes including 10 ounce, 20 ounce, half liter and 1 liter under private labels and its own brands.