Dramatic Changes in the 21st Century
The Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company experienced dramatic changes in the early years of the new century. In 2001 plans were finalized to build a new plant on a nine-acre spot in the newly developed 100- acre Aspen Commerce Park. The company needed more room for the 35 employees to distribute all Coke product lines to most of York County.
Preserving the Memory
General Manager, Fred Faircloth, III, wanted to preserve the memory of his grandparents, Mayme and Mark Mauldin. Mauldin’s design at the North Cherry Road plant location was reflected in the brick and synthetic stucco design of the new plant. Plans were made to move a cast concrete monumental sign with the Coca-Cola logo to the new building, where it was placed over the entrance. Four loading docks were planned for the drive-through metal warehouse.
Fred Faircloth, III Assumes Leadership
Before the company could move into the new facility in June 2002, William Mark “Billy” Mauldin, Jr. died on March 24, 2002. Fred Faircloth, III, grandson of William Mark Mauldin became the new President and will lead the company forward into the twenty-first century. The company moved its operations to the new building on June 1, 2002. The new facility is located at 2211 Mauldin Drive.
Winthrop Purchases Old Rock Hill Coke Building
In December 2002 Winthrop University purchased the 61 year-old building on N. Cherry Road. The company stockholders were pleased that a fine institution like Winthrop could gain control of the building.
A Century of Service
In 2006, Rock Hill Coca-Cola Bottling Company proudly celebrated a century of service to the York County community. The company eagerly anticipates another hundred years of bringing the finest Coca-Cola products to the area.
A New Warehouse
As business continued to grow for Rock Hill Coke, the company needed more warehouse space. Always known for reliable and fast service to its customers, Rock Hill Coke wanted to continue the tradition. The process for constructing a new warehouse facility at the Mauldin Drive facility started in November 2016. Construction wrapped up ahead of schedule in June 2017.