Amcor opens bottle-manufacturing operation at Gatorade plant


Amcor Rigid Plastics' new onsite bottle manufacturing operation at PepsiCo's Gatorade production facility is expected to produce about 650 million hot-fillable PET bottles annually.

The rigid plastic packaging producer held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at PepsiCo's Gatorade production facility in Mountain Top, PA, which featured about 50 state and local officials. Amcor received backing and financial support from state and local agencies including approximately $100,000 in grants for site development and employee training.

Previously, the Mountain Top Gatorade facility had purchased hot-fill PET containers from merchant suppliers.