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Swire Coca-Cola USA of Draper has completed its acquisition of the Coca-Cola Production Center in Tempe, Arizona, according to a release from the company. The purchase is part of The Coca-Cola Co.’s refranchising process. Swire Coca-Cola’s operation of the production facility commenced Aug. 25.

The addition of the Tempe Production Center builds on Swire Coca-Cola’s growing footprint in the United States. The Utah-based company now operates in 13 western states. Prior to this purchase, Swire Coca-Cola operated four production facilities. This deal increases Swire Coca-Cola’s workforce by almost 160 employees.

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