As part of AB InBev's capital expenditure program, which involves investing USD 1 billion over two years in more than 120 facilities, including flagship breweries, agricultural facilities, and craft partner breweries across 24 states in the U.S., the company has announced a USD 13 million investment in its Cartersville Brewery.
The funds allocated throughout 2023 are focused on enhancing production capabilities, such as dry hopping for key craft brands within Anheuser-Busch's portfolio, can variety packing, and bottling for Kona Big Wave, among others. Additionally, the investments cover upgrades to energy systems aimed at increasing efficiency and reducing fuel usage.
These new projects are designed to reinforce the brewery's capabilities in beyond-beer and craft production, while also upgrading infrastructure and equipment to enhance efficiency and ensure the longevity of the brewery.
Brendan Whitworth, CEO of Anheuser-Busch, emphasized the company's longstanding commitment to investing in people and communities, stating, "For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been investing in our people and in our communities – that's who we are. The investments in our Cartersville Brewery will help us continue to drive economic prosperity and support good-paying jobs in Georgia for years to come."
In January 2020, Anheuser-Busch had already announced a USD 85 million investment to expand operations at its Cartersville facility, aiming to create 12 well-paying jobs at that time.(inside.beer, 14.1.2020)