Exactly one year to the day that the Starbucks Distribution Center and Roasting Plant broke ground on its expansion, the ribbon was cut on June 7 in celebration of the completed project.
The addition of 710,000 square feet brought the total size of the distribution center, located near the Minden-Tahoe Airport, to 895,000 square feet.
The expansion consolidated two offsite warehouses in Reno, and many workers from those sites were relocated to positions at the Douglas center.
Manager of Communications and Engagement Alisa Carroll said the expansion will bring 120 new Starbucks jobs to the Carson Valley plant, bringing the total to approximately 550 employees.
It is 100 percent zero landfill, she said, and waste will be recycled or sent to a digesting center in Sacramento.
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