The City of Temple, Bell County and Niagara Bottling, LLC have announced a $90 Million dollar investment for a new bottling facility in Central Texas.

Niagara will be breaking ground on a 50-acre site in the Temple Industrial Park that will add about 70 new jobs pending final negotiations. Construction looks to be scheduled for March of this year according to a press release from ChooseTemple.com.

The current plan is for the project to be completed in two phases. The first phase will include a $70 million dollar capital investment creating 49 jobs and the second phase will involve another $20 million dollar capital investment that will result in 21 new jobs.

Executive Vice President of Niagara Bottling Brian Hess told ChooseTemple.com, "Niagara Bottling is committed to supporting our local community, our team members and our environment. We are very excited to establish one of our newest beverage manufacturing facilities in Temple, Texas. We chose Temple as our new home for a number of reasons including what we felt was a highly competitive and attractive combination of location, infrastructure, and workforce. We are very excited to add 70 new team members in Temple and look forward to maintaining leadership in the areas of innovation, supply chain efficiencies, and overall environmental stewardship."

Niagara has been a family owned and operated company since 1963 and is currently the leading private label bottled water supplier in the United States. The company scores high marks for not using any BPA in any of its products and all Niagara bottles and caps are 100% recyclable.

Niagara is a good fit for Central Texas with their sustainability and commitment to the Keep America Beautiful, Recycling Partnership, U.S Green Building Council, and the EPA's SmartWay programs. To learn more about our new neighbors, check out www.niagarawater.com.