MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey announced today that Ben E. Keith, a major food and beverage distribution company, plans to invest $100 million to open an advanced foodservice distribution center in Coffee County. The facility will also serve as the company’s Southeast Regional Headquarters.
The project will create 80 direct jobs over the next five years and provide an economic boost to New Brockton, a town of around 1,100 people in Southeastern Alabama. Ben E. Keith also plans to expand its manufacturing facilities at Kelley Foods, located in nearby Elba.
“We welcome the decision by Ben E. Keith, one of the nation’s largest family owned distribution companies, to significantly expand its presence in Alabama with a new, state-of-the-art facility in Coffee County,” Governor Ivey said.
“The investment in the New Brockton facility will not only create good jobs in that community but also provide a springboard for this first-rate company to continue to grow in Alabama.”