Coca-Cola Closing Pittsfield Warehouse
The Berkshire Eagle reports Coca-Cola company's long history in the city of Pittsfield is coming to an end.
According to a company spokesman, following an evaluation of assets that were acquired in a major transaction last year, Coca-Cola of Northern New England and owned by Bobby Jones, one of the world's greatest golfers, will close its depot in the Downing Industrial Park June 1.
The facility's 12 employees will be offered other opportunities within the company, including driver positions at the company's Greenfield and Albany, N.Y., sales centers. Most of the employees are drivers, and they have all been offered positions at those two sales centers.
Originally from Atlanta, where the Coca-Cola Company is located, Jones purchased the Berkshire Coca-Cola Bottling Company seven years after he became the only golfer to win the sport's four major championships during the same calendar year, a feat known as the Grand Slam when he was 28 in 1930.