Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership

DrinkPak Expands with Two New Facilities in the DFW Area, Bringing 1,000 Jobs and $425M Capital Investment

Fort Worth, Texas – (November 7, 2023) – DrinkPAK, a leading contract manufacturer of premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, is expanding operations with the establishment of two new locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) area. The facilities will be strategically positioned at Trammel Crow development at 35 Eagle on I-35W and Eagle Parkway, and at Carter Park East. These new facilities will cater to the production of various beverages, including energy drinks, hard seltzers, canned cocktails, milk and milk-alternative beverages like canned cold brew and oat milk-based drinks. This move represents a significant milestone for the company and the region’s economic growth.

Currently headquartered in Santa Clarita, California, DrinkPAK operates one of the most technologically advanced canned beverage facilities in North America, boasting a 24/7 production capacity of 2.1 billion annual cans. With a dedicated workforce of approximately 550 employees, the company has earned a reputation for manufacturing high-quality beverages.

“We’re thrilled to expand our advanced manufacturing organization in Fort Worth and look forward to creating new jobs, working with local businesses, and becoming an integral part of the community,” said Nate Patena, Chief Executive Officer of DrinkPAK. “The City of Fort Worth, Denton County and Tarrant County have been incredible partners in this process, and we are grateful for the opportunity to build two new state-of-the-art facilities that will enable us to provide reputable brands more high-quality drinks in sustainable packaging.”

The proposed expansion will result in the creation of 1,000 full-time jobs in the DFW region by 2026, providing a substantial boost to the local economy. DrinkPAK will hire local individuals for roles in production, batching, quality, maintenance, engineering, warehouse and more. DrinkPAK will host career fairs and notify the community of available positions early next year. DrinkPAK is committed to offering competitive pay, comprehensive benefits, and formalized training to its employees. Learn more at www.drinkpak.com/texascareers.

“We extend a warm welcome and our sincere thanks to DrinkPAK as they embark on their expansion journey in Fort Worth.” said Robert Allen, President and CEO of the Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership. “We are thrilled to have a company of DrinkPAK’s caliber choosing North Texas as its new home. Their significant investment in our region, along with the creation of 1,000 new jobs, exemplifies their commitment to the growth and prosperity of our community.”

“DrinkPAK will make a great new addition to Fort Worth’s dynamic ecosystem of technologically-driven manufacturing companies,” said Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker. “We appreciate their commitment and investment in our community, and look forward to welcoming them to Fort Worth.”

“We are excited to welcome DrinkPAK to Denton County,” said Denton County Judge Andy Eads. “Their commitment to offering high paying positions with an average annual salary of $70,000 meets one of our key initiatives for providing a strong quality of life for our residents in Denton County. (DRAFT)

“DrinkPAK has committed to bring 1,000 jobs to North Texas by 2026,” said Tarrant County Precinct 1 Commissioner Roy Charles Brooks. “Not only are they bringing a significant number of jobs to Tarrant County, DrinkPAK is bringing jobs with good pay, good benefits, and state-of-the-art facilities. These are the types of jobs that will be a benefit to all of Tarrant County.”

DrinkPAK’s expansion into the DFW area represents a transformative opportunity for economic growth, job creation, and technological advancement in the beverage manufacturing industry.

ABOUT DRINKPAK

DrinkPAK is the premiere contract manufacturer of aluminum canned beverages in North America. DrinkPAK manufactures and distributes billions of cans of product for the most prominent global beverage brands. With 1.4 million square feet of production and warehousing space in California and 3 million square feet under construction in Texas, DrinkPAK supports procurement, purchasing, batching, filling, packaging, and warehousing activities for large, complex organizations and high-growth emerging brands. DrinkPAK is committed to providing world class customer service through technology, format flexibility, and industry leading talent.  Learn more at DRINKPAK.com.

ABOUT THE CITY OF FORT WORTH’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

The City of Fort Worth Economic Development Department’s broad array of targeted initiatives, public policies, and strategic investments help shape the future of Fort Worth and its economy, in collaboration with community partners. The department’s primary areas of focus include business attraction, revitalization, oversight of real estate financing tools, and support for entrepreneurship, innovation and small business.

ABOUT THE FORT WORTH ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP

The Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership is a privately funded non-profit whose mission is to develop economic opportunities through business development and attraction for Fort Worth and the surrounding areas. The FWEDP brings together business and civic-minded leaders committed to accelerating responsible growth for our city.

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