Western Container Corporation is a high performance company dedicated to being the premier manufacturer of PET containers for the Coca-Cola Bottling System. The company was established in 1979 by a group of Coca-Cola Bottlers who acted on the long-term need to offer a central distribution point and a reliable source of high quality low-cost plastic bottles.
The initial site opened in Big Spring, Texas and produced the first bottle in July 1980. In 1984 a second plant in Houston, Texas was added. As sales grew, further expansion continued on to Rancho Cucamonga, California and Benicia, California in 1995. A fifth plant opened in Hattiesburg, Mississippi in 1998 and the sixth plant began production in Tolleson, Arizona in 2002. Because of continued growth and the need to supply additional bottlers, a facility in Fife, Washington was opened in January 2006. The Benicia, California and Rancho Cucamonga, California locations were closed in 2011. The company utilizes 36 injection molding machines and 19 blow molding machines at these five facilities.
We currently have 500 members between our five manufacturing plants and the corporate headquarters in Sugar Land, Texas. In 2010 Western Container produced over 3.8 billion bottles.