Contract manufacturer of aluminum canned beverages DrinkPak is expanding operations with two new locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including one in Northeast Fort Worth, according to a Nov. 7 news release.

This facility will be in the Trammel Crow development at 35 Eagle industrial park, located at I-35W and Eagle Parkway in Fort Worth.

The second facility will be located at Carter Park East in Fort Worth. Both facilities will total 2.8 million square feet and will produce various beverages, such as energy drinks, sodas, waters, hard seltzers, canned cocktails, milk and milk-alternative beverages.

The news release states the expansion signifies a $452 million capital investment.

What they're saying

"We are thrilled to expand our advanced manufacturing organization in Fort Worth and look forward to creating new jobs, working with local businesses and becoming an integral part of the community,” DrinkPak CEO Nate Patena said in the release. “The city of Fort Worth, Denton County and Tarrant County have been incredible partners in this process, and we are grateful for the opportunity to build two new state-of-the-art facilities that will enable us to manufacture more high-quality drinks for the best brands in the world.”

The proposed expansion of the Santa Clarita, California-based company would result in 1,000 full-time jobs in the area by 2026, according to the news release. Local individuals would be hired for roles in production, batching, quality, maintenance, engineering, warehousing and more.

"We extend a warm welcome and our sincere thanks to DrinkPak as they embark on their expansion journey in Fort Worth,” said Robert Allen, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Economic Development Partnership, in the release. “We are thrilled to have a company of DrinkPak’s caliber choosing North Texas as its new home. Their significant investment in our region, along with the creation of 1,000 new jobs, exemplifies their commitment to the growth and prosperity of our community."

A comment from Denton County Judge Andy Eads noted the positions coming to the area would have an average annual salary of $70,000.

In the news release, Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker also expressed appreciation for the company’s commitment and investment in the area.

"DrinkPak will make a great new addition to Fort Worth's dynamic ecosystem of technologically driven manufacturing companies," Parker said in the release.
  • Eagle Parkway location to open in November 2024, Carter Park East location to open in January 2025
  • 2501 Eagle Parkway, Fort Worth (Eagle Parkway location)