In 1906, a young businessman named Thomas Daigre founded the Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company. The first bottle of Coca-Cola was filled in a small building located at the corner of Europe & St. Louis streets in downtown Baton Rouge, where a one horse wagon served as Daigre’s entire distribution system. At the time, the city of Baton Rouge had a population of 12,000 people who enjoyed a Coca-Cola not only from a soda fountain, but also in a single serve six-and-a-half-ounce glass bottle.
Today, more than a century later, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company produces and markets more than 400 product/package combinations from our *LEED-certified facility. As a sales, distribution and production center of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. (UNITED), headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, Baton Rouge Coca-Cola serves as the headquarters for Coca-Cola UNITED’s West Region, employing more than 1,100 associates who serve 23 parishes in Louisiana and 14 counties in Mississippi. The West Region consists of six Coca-Cola distributors. In Louisiana, those divisions are Baton Rouge, Lake Charles and Lafayette. Mississippi divisions include Gulfport, McComb, and Hattiesburg. Baton Rouge Coca-Cola Bottling Company and its 520-plus employees are proud of our support of the many civic and charitable organizations serving our communities.
*Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design