Just less than three months after completing a $156-million factory expansion, Nestle Purina’s Clinton factory recently announced another planned $110-million expansion to add automated warehousing technology to the facility.
The new investment will create 15 new jobs and continue its impressive growth to better serve the pets and people who love them, according to a Tuesday release from Grow Clinton. Nestle Purina PetCare Company is a subsidiary of Nestle S.A. and is headquartered in St. Louis, Mo.
Purina manufactures pet care products, including pet food, snacks and cat litter products. In Clinton, Purina produces various dry pet food and snacks. The most recent project includes the construction of a 90,000-square-foot building to support an expansion at the facility.
“Nestle Purina PetCare Company’s continued investment in the Greater Clinton Region is proof that our area boasts a business-friendly environment with the infrastructure and resources necessary to be successful,” Andy Sokolovich, president/CEO of Grow Clinton, said in Tuesday’s release.
“The company hosts a positive culture focused on the well-being of its team, our community, and the manufacturing of quality petfood. I am privileged to have the opportunity to work with their staff, supporting yet another milestone for the Clinton facility,” he said.
In October 2022, Purina leaders and community representatives gathered in Clinton to celebrate the completion of a $156-million expansion at the company’s local factory. The project expanded capacity and production capabilities for Purina’s high-quality pet care brands and added a technical training center, according to a company release.
The expansion resulted in 96 new positions at the factory, which now employs approximately 570 people.
Purina employs approximately 1,370 people across Iowa. In addition to the factory in Clinton, Purina has operations in Fort Dodge and Davenport. For more information, visit the company website.