Coca-Cola Consolidated, the largest independent Coca-Cola bottler in the United States, recently held a grand opening for its new Ridgeland, South Carolina sales and distribution center. The 40,000-square-foot facility opened May 7, but the recent ribbon cutting officially welcomed the distribution center to the Jasper County community. The event included remarks from Ridgeland Mayor Joey Malphrus, state Senator Margie Bright Matthews, and County Councilmen Marty Sauls and Henry Etheridge.