EDGE Fund - Douglas-Coffee County Industrial Authority, Premium Waters, Inc.
Premium Waters, established in 1994, is one of the largest bottled water companies in the Midwest region. Its parent company is a family-owned business dating back 130 years. Premium Waters bottles and sells water to the commercial, residential and retail markets including both branded and private label water products. To serve the southern thirst, Premium Waters opened the Douglas plant to service Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia with bottled spring water from their spring site in Abbeville, Georgia.
In April 2008, the Douglas-Coffee County Development Authority was awarded $500,000 in OneGeorgia EDGE grant funds to assist with the building acquisition for the location of Premium Waters. Located on a 56-acre site in the Perimeter West Industrial Park, Premium Waters acquired the 102,000 SF speculative building that was built with OneGeorgia Equity funds in 2002. The company constructed a 98,000 SF expansion to this building for a production facility totaling 200,000 SF.