Nestlé Purina PetCare has announced plans to invest $450 million to open a new factory in Eden, North Carolina.
The new facility, expected to be operational in 2022, will be a part of Purina's network of 21 existing manufacturing locations across the US.
This expansion is part of a broader growth plan for the pet food company designed to meet the increasing demand for high-quality, nutritious pet foods.
Last year, the company opened a new wet pet food factory and distribution centre in Hartwell, Georgia.
The New Facility
The project will see Nestlé Purina remodel a former brewery to an innovative, technically advanced pet food manufacturing facility.
Initially, the company will renovate the structure to produce leading dry dog and cat food brands, including Purina Pro Plan, Purina ONE, and Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Diets.
By 2024, the facility will create 300 new jobs across various roles, such as production operators, technical staff, and engineers, among others.
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