08 October 2013 | News | By Bureau Report
Nestlé USA has announced it will expand its plant in Anderson, Ind., and add a seventh production line. This represents a capital investment of more than $72 million, and will increase the production capacity for Boost Complete Nutritional Drink and Carnation Breakfast Essentials Drink as part of the line of beverages produced in Anderson. The new line is expected to be in commercial production in 2014.
In choosing the location for the expansion, Nestlé considered several options and selected Anderson as the facility best suited for this major undertaking. With its combination of attractive economic development policies, strong local workforce, and proximity to a large number of high-quality dairy farms, the Anderson community is the best place for this expansion of the Nestlé beverage operations. The company will increase the workforce in the future as production volume continues to increase across the Anderson site.
Opened in 2009, the Nestlé Anderson plant also produces Coffee-Mate non-dairy creamer and is the sole production site for Nesquik ready-to-drink in the United States. It also serves as a storage and distribution center for other refrigerated Nestlé products, including Nestlé Toll House Refrigerated Cookie Dough and Buitoni pastas. The plant employs more than 700 people in roles ranging from logistics, packaging, process engineering, engineering, and controls to automation engineering.