Caddo Mountain Spring Water is working with RPPY Architects on a design for a premium water bottling facility at its spring/artesian source water property in Arkansas. The initial 140,000- SF facility plan incorporates eco-friendly sustainability features and will utilize the company’s own ground-mounted solar array farm-generated electricity.
Governmental economic incentives have been awarded to Caddo by the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and others. The new facility will contribute to the economic development of area communities and the welfare of its citizens in one of the poorest counties of Arkansas.
“RPPY is very proud and excited to have significant roles in the project,” stated RPPY President David Perry. “The bottling plant will set the curve as a state-of-the-art facility that is worthy of distributing such a pure and healthy product to the world.”
Thus far, the company has not been specific on the exact location of the facility, but has said that it will be located, “in the Caddo Mountains of Montgomery County” in west central Arkansas. The bottling facility on Caddo’s source water tract will be situated in the Caddo River Valley. The spring-fed Caddo River flows through the precipitous forested Caddo Mountains of Arkansas.
Caddo has stated it would like the $24 million bottling facility, visitors’ center and solar farm to be a destination location for people to visit in a rural county that has no state park.
“It is important for us to bottle our great water at its source,” said Barry Davidson, CEO/Founder of Caddo. “Bottling at the source maintains the purity of our water, is the best economical business practice and provides for the best stewardship of the environment. We want people to see our bottling facility and learn about advanced manufacturing in the US. Additionally, we want to interact with people about our water, the environment/sustainability, hydrogeology, solar power, and our great area heritage,” he added. “Working at our source water property compels us to share and call attention to the natural beauty of our region in the state of Arkansas — The Natural State.”
Davidson also stated that the company is currently interacting with several possible strategic partners to complete its capital raise and are seeking a strategic partner who shares the overall Caddo mission.