Special to Iredell Free News
Battle Copacking, a provider of packaging and bottling solutions to innovative craft beer, beverage, food, and spirit companies, plans to build a state-of-the-art beverage co-packing facility in Mooresville.
The $13.6 million investment will create up to 20 new full-time jobs with average wages above the Iredell County average wage.
Battle Copacking, a new business venture for Atlanta-based Battle Packaging, LLC, will provide services to both new and current customers of Battle Packaging. Battle Packaging has been operating in the beverage packaging sector for over 40 years.
The Mooresville facility will service beverage brands by filling various types of drinks ranging from classic soda, flavored seltzers, energy drinks, and ready to drink alcoholic beverages.
The investment will include purchasing advanced equipment and constructing a new 128,000-square-foot facility in Deerfield Business Park in Mooresville. The facility is expected to be fully completed by December 31, 2022.
“I cannot begin to explain how excited I am about this project,” said Jerry Kaufman, executive vice president of Strategic Development. “My wife and I moved to Mooresville in 2015 after looking for the perfect place to live and raise children. Since then, I have been looking for an opportunity to invest in the area, and Battle Copacking is the perfect opportunity. We plan to bring great jobs that perfectly suit the deep skilled labor pool that exists here. The resources found in this area are fantastic, and we are excited to grow with the community.”
Iredell County commissioners and the Mooresville Board of Town Commissioners approved economic development incentive grants valued at $263,665 and $303,481, respectively, for the project on Tuesday.
“Mooresville is excited to welcome Battle Copacking to our business community and celebrate their choice to do business in our county,” Mooresville Mayor Miles Atkins said. “This announcement is a testament to the infrastructure available in Mooresville and the ability to support and attract rapidly growing companies.”
Partners involved in the project include the Town of Mooresville, Iredell County, North Carolina Community College System, Mitchell Community College, and Iredell County Economic Development Corporation.
About Battle Copacking
Battle Copacking was developed to serve emerging and middle market beverage brands looking for flexible copacking capabilities. The facility in Mooresville will be a state-of-the-art beverage copacking facility with support for brands with a wide variety of formulations, filling and post-filling processes, and packaging requirements. Individuals interested in joining the Battle Copacking team should visit https://battlepkg.com/contact/