Crystal Geyser Water Company Acquires Mount Shasta, California Manufacturing Facility

Natural Beverage Company Building New Bottling Plant

NAPA VALLEY, Calif., Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Crystal Geyser Water Company (CGWC), manufacturer/distributor of Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water, Juice Squeeze®, Tejava® and Metromint, has announced its purchase of a 145,000 square foot bottling facility located on 266 acres in Mount Shasta, Calif.

“Our new Mt. Shasta facility will greatly increase our ability to meet growing customer demands for our products,” said Doug MacLean, chief executive officer of Crystal Geyser Water Company.

The company’s domestic production began in 1977, and expanded to Japan exports in 2005.

“This site was selected for its pristine water source, and the ability to expand production as our distribution and sales volumes increase,” said Richard Weklych, executive vice president of CGWC. “Our protected spring is fed from Shasta-Trinity National Forest watershed, at the foot of Mt. Shasta, which climbs to 14,179 feet above sea level.”

“The Siskiyou County Economic Development Council is proud to welcome Crystal Geyser to our community,” said Tonya Dowse, executive director of Siskiyou County Economic Development Council. “This project is an example of how community collaboration, persistence, and dedication can positively affect our economy.”

“Crystal Geyser Water Company is a fantastic addition to both the Upstate region and our state’s economy,” said Kish Rajan, director of the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development. “Bringing manufacturing jobs and capacity to California, Crystal Geyser is an example of the kind of partners we want more of in the continuing economic rebound of the Golden State.”

About Crystal Geyser Water Company
Crystal Geyser Water Company (CGWC), based in Calistoga, CA, is a natural beverage company founded in Napa Valley. For more than 35 years, the company has been committed to creating premium quality, wholesome and delicious natural beverages. In addition to the Crystal Geyser Sparkling Mineral Water, the company also produces Juice Squeeze®, a refreshing line of lightly carbonated juice beverages that contain a full serving of fruit and are made with 70 percent real fruit juice with no added sugars or preservatives. It also produces Tejava® Premium Iced Tea, the world’s only 100 percent all natural, microbrewed iced tea made entirely from handpicked tea leaves from the island of Java. This rich, full bodied, unsweetened, calorie-free bottled tea contains no additives or preservatives. Tejava has earned the number one spot for its third consecutive year at the North American Tea Championship in the Unflavored/Unsweetened Black Iced Tea category.

CGWC products can be found at grocery, natural foods, drug/mass merchant, club stores, and food service outlets throughout the Western United States. Crystal Geyser Water Company has operated as a subsidiary of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. since 1989. For more information, please visit