Blue Marble Productions to Open New State-of-the-Art Canning Facility This Month

Blue Marble Productions to Open New State-of-the-Art Canning Facility This Month

Blue Marble Productions to Open New State-of-the-Art Canning Facility This Month

Blue Marble Productions – October 6, 2020

Blue Marble Productions, Inc., based in Indianapolis, IN is scheduled to start operations in their new state-of-the-art 181,000 square foot canning facility this month. Already canning alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for some of the biggest companies in the world, Blue Marble has made significant investments to execute on their strategy for accelerated growth. 

As the beverage industry is pivoting to more sustainable packaging solutions and adapting to the increasing consumer demand for convenience, companies with canning expertise like Blue Marble are on the rise. Yet today, while many companies are struggling to scale fast enough to meet the growing market demands, Blue Marble Productions is forging ahead to fill a critical gap in the beverage industry by increasing much needed beverage canning services, and even offering options for outright purchase one of their production lines for larger customers wanting guaranteed production time.

Blue Marble Productions, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Marble Cocktails, Inc., is currently producing its own line of nine “world’s best” award-winning ready-to-drink cocktails and four gold medal vodka seltzers, as well as co-packing and private labeling sparkling fruit juices, kombuchas, vitamin wellness drinks, canned waters, and other spirit based seltzers. Founder and CEO, Alan Miller, made the move in late 2019 to begin investing in a new team and facility to build production lines in 2020 capable of delivering over 450M cans with plans to expand and scale future production capacity to exceed over 1 Billion cans in 2021. Blue Marble Productions has a solid foundation and the expertise to manage everything from custom formulations and market trials to producing multi-million case volumes while continuing to develop, formulate, and co-pack for many of today’s industry leaders.

“We started with a clean slate and would not accept status quo on how facilities were designed or operated. We were a start-up operating like a Fortune 500 company, running SAP, hiring in-house PhDs to lead our formulary development, implementing GMP, and obtaining certifications like SQF, Kosher, Organic, etc… Now, we are making the natural next step towards being an industry leader in co-packing and product development. Expanding our footprint allows us to build another state-of-the-art production facility with plans for 6 lines and increasing our services and capabilities to include in-line sleeving, in-house microbiology, analytical testing, bulk liquid and ingredient storage, warehousing, and full 3PL services. Our expertise in slim/sleek sized cans (200ml, 250ml, and 355ml) requiring carbonation or nitrogen dosing was just the beginning, as we are now set-up to run 12oz and 16 oz industry-standard cans. I could not be prouder of the team we have put together and the products we produce!” said Miller.

In Q4 of 2020, Blue Marble plans to expand its current spirit-based alcohol production by adding malt and wine co-packing capabilities. That added capability is part of their continued expansion plans to include three additional co-packing lines scheduled for build-out in 2021.

“We are in an aggressive growth mode with the expertise, facility capabilities, and the room to scale at a time when the industry demand has truly outgrown its current canning capacity. While others are converting existing lines to stay relevant, we are building for the future. We understand the importance of guaranteed line-time with a co-packer that has the ability to produce a full range of alcohol and non-alcohol-based products and can scale production for growth. With the build out of our next 3 lines, we will add up to another 1.5+ Billion cans of production and provide co-pack customers three unique ways in which to secure their production for 2021 and beyond: (1) Purchase the next available planned line(s) within Blue Marble’s new facility; (2) Pre-pay for line time on our existing lines; (3) Schedule production time through our normal co-packing services. Blue Marble is not just another co-packer, but a full-service total canning solution for the beverage industry.” said President & COO, Brad Clatt.

Operating in its new state-of-the-art facility in October 2020, Blue Marble will leverage its expanded R&D services, in-house lab testing, increased production capacity, additional can sleeving services, expanded packaging services and full 3PL services to provide customers an end-to-end solution from incubation to mass-scale production to grow their brands.

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Indianapolis, Indiana – January 9, 2018

Blue Marble Cocktails, a provider of all-natural, ultra-premium, ready-to-drink, pre-mixed cocktails and spirits, announced plans to relocate its Oregon-based headquarters and manufacturing operations to Indianapolis, creating up to 51 new, high-wage jobs by 2019.

“Indiana’s pro-growth business climate continues to be recognized from coast to coast as companies like Blue Marble Cocktails and Spirits choose our state for growth,” said Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. “Our skilled workforce, central location and competitive environment create a winning solution for small and large businesses looking to grow. We extend a sincere Hoosier welcome as Blue Marble Cocktails moves from Oregon to Indiana – the best state in the Midwest and the fifth in the nation for doing business.”

 

The company is investing more than $9 million to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Portland, Oregon, to Indianapolis, with plans to initially lease and renovate an 18,000-square-foot facility at 6008 Corporate Way. The new facility, which began production this month, will house Blue Marble Cocktails’ office space, show room and its mixing and production warehouse. With the company’s growth in Indiana, Blue Marble Cocktails will be able to produce nearly 3 million cases, which includes 24 cans per case, of its all-natural, ultra-premium, ready-to-drink cocktails and spirits. The company plans to build a brand new production site in the future, and has already begun its search for a permanent location in central Indiana.

 

Blue Marble Cocktails, which was founded by a native Hoosier, Alan Miller, employs eight full-time associates in Indiana and is currently hiring for brand ambassadors, operation managers and quality control supervisors, with new positions expected to offer average wages nearly double the state’s average wage.

 

“As a native-born Hoosier, I have a passion and love for all things Indiana,” said Miller, chief executive officer and founder of Blue Marble Cocktails. “I can’t wait to witness Blue Marble Cocktails’ success in a state that offers talented people whom we are excited to grow our company with. I’m confident this is just the start of our growth, and look forward to witnessing people across the nation enjoying an all-natural, Hoosier-made cocktail or spirit.”

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The company offers 9 handcrafted, ultra-premium, all-natural cocktails – which includes varieties like coconut island, cosmo, marble-rita, vodka soda, and bloody mary – to airlines, cruise lines, hotels, casinos and event venues. Blue Marble Cocktails supports global conservation and environmental initiatives through its “We Care” program and uses recyclable cans for its products. In 2017, the company received honors from the American Master of Taste, Los Angeles International Spirits Competition, SIP Awards, New York International Spirits Competition and the International Wine and Spirits Competition.

 

Blue Marble Cocktails also sponsors events like the 2017 World Series of Beach Volleyball.

 

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Blue Marble Productions Inc up to $765,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation and investment plans. These incentives are performance based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The city of Indianapolis supports the project at the request of Develop Indy, a business unit of the Indy Chamber.

 

“Manufacturing continues to evolve and grow in Indianapolis and we welcome Blue Marble Cocktails to our city with an economic ecosystem ready to support their future success,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “Indianapolis’ 21st- century workforce and culture of innovation will work hand in hand with Blue Marble Cocktails and Spirits’ business enterprise and we look forward to having this company as a community partner for years to come.”

In 2017, Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced a record-breaking year for economic development in Indiana. In 2017, businesses like Blue Marble Cocktails committed to creating up to 30,158 new Hoosier jobs in the coming years – an all-time high since the IEDC was established in 2005.

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