Nestlé Purina has today announced a further investment in the United States. The company will expand its operations in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, hiring 94 additional employees and adding new processing and packaging lines to its Mechanicsburg location.
Purina has committed to investing more than USD 167 million into the project within the next three years. Purina, which currently employs 320 people in Mechanicsburg, also has pet food operations in Allentown and employs nearly 800 people in total in Pennsylvania.
“Pet owners have trusted Purina for more than 90 years, and demand for our pet food is strong and continues to grow,” said John Bear, Vice President of Manufacturing, Purina. “Purina is proud to make high-quality foods for dogs and cats at our Mechanicsburg factory with a continued commitment to safety and environmental sustainability. This expansion reflects an investment in our local operations, and we look forward to continuing to deliver innovative and highly nutritious foods for pets.”
Purina is the largest dry dog and cat food maker in the United States. The Mechanicsburg factory produces many of the company’s flagship brands, including Purina ONE, Purina Pro Plan, Fancy Feast, Dog Chow, and Cat Chow.