State Representatives David Labriola (R-131) and Rosa C. Rebimbas (R-70) joined Naugatuck Mayor Bob Mezzo and other area mayors and officials for a tour of the Coca-Cola distribution facility on Rado Drive in Naugatuck Thursday.
The Representatives toured the 70,000 square foot facility to see how Coca-Cola is implementing changes to lower energy and water consumption, reduce their packaging waste, and continue to service the Route 8 corridor in the most efficient way possible.
“This facility is important not only to Naugatuck but also the surrounding community by supporting 173 workers and their families and distributing more than 360 products,” Rep. Rebimbas said. “Coca-Cola continues to be a leader by adapting to a changing marketplace by reinforcing their efforts to reduce waste without sacrificing service to the community.”
“I’d like to thank sales center manager Alan Roth for inviting us here to see firsthand how Coca-Cola is making changes to be a better environmental neighbor,” Rep. Labriola said. “They have added new shelving systems, low energy use fluorescent lighting and have made reductions in water usage which directly benefits our community.”
Coca-Cola has 92,400 worldwide employees and distributes more than 3,000 products in over 200 countries.