Report: Coca-Cola Closing Warehouse in Pittsfield
It looks like another big named company will be closing its doors in the City of Pittsfield.
According to a report from the Berkshire Eagle, Coca-Cola of Northern New England will be closing its small warehouse on 71 Downing Industrial Parkway June 1.
Currently, there are 12 employees, mostly drivers, who work at the Pittsfield facility. The report states that those workers will be offered other jobs within the company. Most of the current staff are drivers and could continue to do so in the Albany, NY or Greenfield centers.
The former Berkshire Coca-Cola Bottling Company plant was purchased by former professional golfer Bobby Jones in 1937. Jones' son, Robert T. Jones III, took over the company in 1951 and sold it to the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Northampton in 1970, according to the Berkshire Eagle. The company would make its way back to Pittsfield six years later on Commercial Street, before moving to East St. in 1985.