Construction on a South Carolina coffee roasting and packaging facility that has been in the works for more than two years has been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, according to officials.

The Keurig Dr. Pepper plant being built in Spartanburg County is now set to be completed in early 2021, The Spartanburg Herald-Journal quoted site leadership team member Chuck Hollingsworth as saying.

Coffee and Keurig single-serve K-Cup pods will be manufactured at the $350 million facility in Moore, which was first announced in May 2018, according to the news outlet.

Keurig Dr. Pepper said it planned to create 500 jobs in connection with the site.

It was not immediately clear when the plant was originally set to be completed. Officials did not comment further on the delay.


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