Crystal Geyser CEO Doug MacLean speaks to a crowd Wednesday, Oct. 2 in a ceremony announcing his company has purchased a 145,000 square foot facility that's been sitting empty since 2010. Crystal Geyser plans to manufacture its its Juice Squeeze, Sparkling Mineral Water, Tejava Premium Iced Tea and Metromint products at the facility beginning in December 2014. Photo by Skye Kinkade

Crystal Geyser plans to open in Mount Shasta in Dec. 2014 and will manufacture its Juice Squeeze, Sparkling Mineral Water, Tejava Premium Iced Tea and Metromint products at the facility.

Crystal Geyser Water Company announced at a politician-studded event Wednesday afternoon that it has purchased the 145,000 square foot water bottling plant in Mount Shasta, which has been sitting empty since 2010.

Crystal Geyser plans to open in Mount Shasta in Dec. 2014 and will manufacture its Juice Squeeze, Sparkling Mineral Water, Tejava Premium Iced Tea and Metromint products at the facility.

CEO Doug MacLean said the facility, built by Coca Cola in 2001, will be "state of the art" and utilize the latest technologies to produce the products.

He assured the crowd, which consisted of city councilors from cities across Siskiyou County, Siskiyou County Supervisors, Assemblyman Brian Dahle and a representative from Governor Jerry Brown's Business and Economic Development Office that Crystal Geyser plans to be part of the Mt. Shasta area community "for at least the next 50 years."

Praise was bestowed on Tonya Dowse and Jason Darrow of the Siskiyou County Economic Development Council for working for the past two years to make the deal a reality.