Adirondack Beverages to expand, add jobs in Glenville

Investment will add 24 new positions to company's payroll
Adirondack Beverages, in the Glenville Business and Technology Park.
Adirondack Beverages, in the Glenville Business and Technology Park.

GLENVILLE — Adirondack Beverages will expand its plant — and its payroll — in the Glenville Business and Technology Park, company, state and local officials said Wednesday.

The company will spend $2.9 million to build and install a new blow molding line to support its bottling operations, creating an additional 24 jobs. The company employs about 260 now at the 750,000-square-foot complex.

“It increases the capacity to make bottles,” said Ray Gillen, chairman and CEO of Schenectady County Metroplex. “They’re good-paying, family-supporting jobs.”

Empire State Development, the state’s economic development agency, will provide $400,000 in Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits for job creation, while Metroplex will provide a $45,000 grant to pay for road improvements around the plant. The tax credits will be earned as the company creates new jobs.

Gillen, who oversees economic development for the county, said he’s been working with the company and state officials for six to eight months.

“The governor’s people have been great to work with,” he said.

“The expansion of Adirondack Beverages’ footprint will both create jobs for the Capital Region and grow the region’s beverage industry, and we are proud to support this project,” said Empire State Development Commissioner Howard Zemsky.

Founded in 1967, Adirondack Beverages produces carbonated soft drinks, spring and mineral waters, flavored seltzers, energy drinks and a variety of non-carbonated beverages at a complex of buildings in what was a former Navy depot off Route 5 that is now an industrial park. It draws water for its beverages from the Great Flats Aquifer.

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“Adirondack Beverages has been a longtime business leader in our community, and we’re glad they are experiencing so much success,” said Glenville Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle.

The new bottle-making line is expected to begin operation by late this year.

Reach Gazette reporter Stephen Williams at 395-3086, [email protected] or @gazettesteve on Twitter.

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