Nestle Purina PetCare plans to expand its pet food manufacturing facility in Jefferson, Wisconsin, USA, reported the Daily Jefferson County Union. The proposed US$100 million expansion to Purina’s pet food facility would add 5,000 square feet or more of new facility space. Purina projects that the expansion will need at least 75 new full-time employees with average starting wages of US$25 per hour or more.
The pet food facility expansion and new equipment are expected to increase the company’s manufacturing capacity and accommodate new production lines. Output volume may increase by 30% or more.
The town’s council will vote on a resolution to support the planned expansion on July 19. The resolution would also grant various incentives to Purina.
Nestlé Purina PetCare remains a top player in the global pet care industry, according to Petfood Industry’s Top Company’s Current Data. The company reported strong organic growth in its pet care products in 2020, led by its premium brands Purina Pro Plan, Purina ONE and Felix. Annual revenue in 2021 reached US$16.5 billion for Nestle Purina PetCare.
Long a leader in the U.S. market, Nestlé Purina also operates pet food factories in 19 countries. Nestlé Purina claims three headquarters globally: St. Louis, Missouri, USA, for its North American and Latin American operations; Lausanne, Switzerland, in Europe; and Sydney, Australia, covering Asia, Oceania and Africa. Its parent company, Nestlé's world headquarters, is in Vevey, Switzerland.
Tim Wall covers the dog, cat and other pet food industries as a senior reporter for WATT Global Media. His work has appeared in Scientific American, Live Science, Discovery News, Honduras Weekly, Global Journalist and other outlets. He holds an M.A. in journalism and an M.S. in natural resources, both from the University of Missouri - Columbia, along with a bachelor's degree in biology.
Wall served in the Peace Corps in Honduras from 2005 to 2007, where he coordinated with the town government of Moroceli to organize a municipal trash collection system, taught environmental science, translated for medical brigades and facilitated sustainable agriculture, along with other projects.
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