Starbucks breaks ground on $172 million facility

by Keith Nunes
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AUGUSTA, GA. – The Starbucks Coffee Co. has begun construction on a $172 million facility that will manufacture VIA Ready Brew and ready-to-drink beverages when it is completed in early 2014. The facility will be the company’s fifth in the United States

The 180,000-square-foot facilty will be LEED-certified and employ 140, according to the company.

Starbucks other manufacturing facilities are in Carson Valley, Nev., York, Pa., Sandy Run, S.C., and Kent, Wash.

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