Pepsi, Hayti talking about transfer plant

Friday, October 15, 2004

Business Today

HAYTI -- The Board of Aldermen got a bit of good news from Mayor Richard Ashbaugh at its meeting Sept. 27. Ashbaugh said the Pepsi Cola Co. of Marion, Ill., has been looking at a building in Hayti in which to locate a transfer station.

"This is something where they would load their distribution trucks," he said.

Ashbaugh said Pepsi opened a similar transfer station in Paris, Tenn., which proved successful, and is now in the process of building a million dollar distribution center there. He said Pepsi is looking at a two-year lease in Hayti, and the city would have to extend water and sewer service to the proposed site.

"This would not be a money-making deal now, although it would create a few more jobs that we need in Hayti," the mayor said. "But if they do like they've done in Paris, it would be a big asset to us."

Ashbaugh said the firm had looked at sites in Kennett, but likes the proximity of the site in Hayti to U.S. 412 and Interstate 55.

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