Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry has announced that PepsiCo will invest $180 million to construct a manufacturing and distribution facility in Pryor, Okla., which will create 280 jobs. The company will produce both Gatorade and Propel Fitness Water. The facility will service the six to eight state area in South central U.S. "We are pleased to award Oklahoma as the site of our newest plant," said Gatorade president Chuck Maniscalco. "Pryor is a wonderful community and an important transportation hub in the Southcentral region. We weighed many economic, community and resource factors in our final decision, and we are happy to call Oklahoma home to our ninth manufacturing and distribution facility." The facility will be in operation by Sept. 2007.