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Purina opens new factory in the United States

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company today marked the opening of its 21st factory in the United States in Hartwell, Georgia.

With a total investment of more than USD 320 million (CHF 317 million), the new Hartwell factory is Purina's first new U.S. factory in two decades. Currently nearly 200 employees work at the Hartwell facility, and the number will grow to 240 as new lines and other expansions at the site are completed over the next few years.

The modern facility is built on the site of a long-idled textile facility. It will produce trusted Purina brands including Fancy Feast, which is the top wet cat food brand in the U.S.

Purina first announced its investment in Hartwell in 2017 and began initial operations of a distribution center at the site in spring 2018.

For more information, read the press release.