Clinton's Ditch Cooperative Co., Inc.
We began our history as an independent bottler of Pepsi Cola with a ground breaking in 1967 on the 150th Anniversary of the ground breaking for the Erie Barge Canal. Formed originally by Central New Yorkers, many of whom were Erie Canal buffs, “Clinton’s Ditch” sounded like a good name for their new can and bottling venture in Cicero, New York. The name “Clinton’s Ditch” originated as a slang term used to reference the canal that was commissioned by Gov. DeWitt Clinton’s in 1817.
Clinton’s Ditch began operations in the spring of 1968. Founded by 18 New York State Pepsi-Cola bottlers, the Clinton’s Ditch Cooperative represented a $1,500,000 investment when it was dedicated in 1968. The original members of the cooperative represented the following communities; Albany, Batavia, Binghamton, Buffalo, Elmira, Glens Falls, Geneva, Jamestown, Keesville, Newburg, North Tonawanda, Ogdensburg, Olean, Rochester, Syracuse, Schenectady, Utica and Watertown. Buying their product from the cooperative allowed these original members to benefit from lower prices through volume buying and have less of their respective resources tied up in product inventory.
The plant started with both bottle and can capability and has grown significantly over the years. The original plant grew quickly from its original 47,000 square feet to approximately 138,000 by adding production and warehouse additions totaling 91,000 square feet in 1970. Since then the plant has expanded two more times and is currently comprised of 274,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space.
Clinton’s Ditch as it stands today is a high volume producer of various types of carbonated soft drinks, seltzer's, energy drinks and purified water. We are capable of filling these products in various sizes of aluminum beverage cans and a variety of PET bottles sizes and packs.
In addition, we maintain our own trucking fleet and are capable of servicing the entire North Eastern United States. We are located strategically in the center of New York State at the crossroads of Interstate Route 81 and Route 90 the New York State Thruway.
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