Coca–Cola Bottling Company High Country plans to expand to Sheridan, Gillette, and Billings. The Rapid City based company is already in parts of central and western Wyoming, northern Colorado and northeastern Utah.
Now, this family owned arm of Coke, the Messinger family, seeks to grow into northeastern Wyoming and Montana in an effort to improve technology and get exclusive rights to the sale of coke in certain territories.
"I think it's a great thing. Any time you can expand a business in a local community, it's good for the communities where that business does business," said Bev Morris of Coca-Cola Bottling Company High Country.
This territory expansion is still pending but is expected to be finalized next year.