Pepsi to close product operations in Dayton

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – PepsiCo plans to close down production operations in Dayton.

The beverage company announced Thursday that the facility on Milburn Avenue will stop producing beverages immediately.

“This difficult decision was made with careful consideration and we’re committed to providing support to affected employees by offering outplacement services,” said Gina Anderson, Media Relations Director for PepsiCo.

Approximately 30 employees will be affected by the closure.  The company said a majority of employees will remain at the Dayton facility, however, working in warehouse and sales positions.

PepsiCo cites the need for the closure is due to improve efficiency, fund future investments, and be more competitive. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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