Anheuser-Busch to invest $64m in LA brewery
Anheuser-Busch announced a $64 million investment at its Los Angeles brewery that will enable sustainable innovations and create jobs.
The investment is part of the brewer’s announcement made earlier this year to invest $1 billion over two years in its facilities to help accelerate the nation’s recovery and drive economic prosperity in communities across the U.S.
“Our planned $1 billion investment in our facilities over the next two years is about supporting our local communities by creating and sustaining jobs during our nation’s critical period of recovery,” said Brendan Whitworth, CEO of Anheuser-Busch.
“The Los Angeles brewery plays an important role in enabling our innovations and producing the highest-quality products for our consumers to enjoy. This investment in Los Angeles and the surrounding community is one way that Anheuser-Busch is helping to accelerate our overall recovery.”
The investment will support production and sustainability upgrades. With these upgrades, the Los Angeles brewery will have the largest solar installation of any brewery in the United States, accounting for more than 10% of its total electricity use.
It will also brew more than 100 brands – more than any other brewery in the Anheuser-Busch network. Additionally, the investment will create 16 new jobs at the Los Angeles brewery.
“For over 60 years, we have been proud to be a part of the Los Angeles community. With this investment, we are continuing our support for the local economy and reaffirming our leadership on sustainability and product innovation,” said Eric Gutierrez, Senior General Manager of the Anheuser-Busch Los Angeles brewery.
“Reducing our environmental impact while at the same time adding jobs and expanding our ability to brew some of America’s most beloved brands is a “win-win” for the Los Angeles community.”