Manhattan, Kansas, is home to one of the newest co-packing beverage companies in the U.S.
Kansas-based co-packing company Bev-Hub is nearing full operations at their recently purchased Manhattan facility. The Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce and the City of Manhattan worked with Bev-Hub to locate a new operation in the former Tallgrass Brewing Company building in the Manhattan Business Park. Bev-Hub has invested nearly $25 million in the project, including facility reconditioning, expansion and equipment.
“We were pleased that Bev-Hub chose Manhattan as the location for this major expansion into the beverage co-packing market,” said Manhattan Chamber President and CEO Jason Smith. “This significant investment and new job opportunities are a validation of the investments made by our community into economic development including the city-owned business park and dedicated economic development sales tax. We are pleased to have this Kansas company join our growing list of corporate citizens.”
In late 2020, the Manhattan City Commission unanimously approved an economic development agreement with Bev-Hub that includes a $240,500 job-creation incentives grant for 37 full-time jobs to be created within three years. The package also includes a 10-year tax abatement and sales tax exemption with the issuance of industrial revenue bonds on the project’s $900,000 building expansion. It is estimated the tax abatement will be $35,000 to $40,000 annually.
“The commission’s unanimous support for the incentive package for this project is important in maintaining our community’s reputation as a business-friendly community focused on jobs and new investment,” said Daryn Soldan, director of economic development for the Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce. “We appreciate their continued support of the community’s job creation efforts.”
Bev-Hub is a one-stop shop for all co-packing needs, from processing product, to testing, canning, packaging, labeling and shipping. Bev-Hub’s founder, Dan McDonald, started making nitro cold brew out of his garage and created Bev-Hub in response to gaps he identified in the co-packing industry. Today, Bev-Hub services customers from around the world with products that include waters, teas, juices and cold brews. Visit www.bev-hub.com for more information on the company.