Nestlé has announced that its pet food brand Purina has opened its 21st factory in Georgia in the United States.
The new factory is located on an idle textile facility and will produce trusted Purina brands including Fancy Feast - one of the top wet cat food brands in the US.
The company has invested more than USD 320 million (€ 289.22 million) in the new factory in Hartwell.
Purina chief executive, Joseph Sivewright, said, "Through this investment in Hartwell, Purina is continuing to deliver science-based nutrition made to the highest standards of quality and safety that pet owners have come to trust for more than 90 years.
"Purina’s Hartwell team is critical to helping us deliver quality nutrition so pets can live longer, healthier lives with their owners. We’re very excited to be a part of the Hartwell community, and we’re proud of the great teamwork by everyone involved to build a world-class facility that will operate in a sustainable way."
It presently employs around 200 people and expects to create more jobs as the facility expands and adds new production lines over the next few years.
Purina first announced its investment in Hartwell in 2017 and began initial operations of a distribution centre at the site in the spring of 2018, Nestlé said in its statement.
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