There is simply a Rock Island vacuum on whether or not the city attempted to retain the 143 jobs at the bottling plant, or just decided to let them go.
Here is what happened. Atlantic Bottling will move its Rock Island operations to Walcott, Iowa. They will build a new 8 million dollar building, and put 1.9 million dollars worth of equipment inside. Iowa offered a gigantic $240,900 sales tax refund as an incentive. The company moves to Iowa, with 143 jobs.
Atlantic Bottling bottles Coca-Cola, Dr Pepper and other drinks.