Nestle Begins Production at Indiana Plant

March 5, 2009
New facility adds jobs to struggling region

Nestle USA expects to create more than 500 jobs by 2011 with the addition of a new plant in Indiana that began production on March 3.

The plant, located in Anderson, Ind., is Nestle's largest ready-to-drink aseptic products factory in the world, the company said. The plant produces Nesquik Ready-to-Drink and Coffee-mate Liquid products.

Between August 2006 and June 2008, Nestle invested $359 million to construct an 880,000 square-foot factory, bringing over 400 jobs to Anderson. It's Nestle's largest single capital investment to date.

The company plans to invest $170 million to expand the facility by more than 1 million square feet by 2011, which will result in additional jobs.

The facility has applied for federal LEED certification, meaning it meets a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction as determined by the U.S. Green Building Council.

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