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Coca-Cola Bottling expands Roanoke Co. center

Wednesday - 6/26/2013, 8:00am  ET

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated has expanded its sales and distribution center in Roanoke County.

Company spokeswoman Alison Patient says about 125 employees will be transferred from Coca-Cola Bottling's plant in downtown Roanoke to the expanded facility on Integrity Drive.

No new jobs will be created.

Media outlets report that company and local officials held a ribbon cutting for the $7 million expansion on Tuesday.

Patient says the expansion will free up space at the Roanoke plant for manufacturing operations. It also will improve the efficiency of shipping customer orders.

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