Nestle to add jobs, production plant to Central Indiana community


ANDERSON, Ind. One small Indiana community will be getting more jobs and local business, Nestle USA announced Tuesday. The company said that in addition to its current expansion activities, and recent mass hiring, it will add 135 more jobs and spend an additional $200 million on expansion construction efforts through 2011.

Nestle USA food and snack manufacturer had already added 300 workers and set the wheels rolling on a new $359-million production facility in Central Indiana. But the company has said that it will hire engineering staff, production associates, technical support specialists and warehouse operators with wages averaging $20 per hour.

Construction will pump the 880,000-sq. ft. facility up to almost 1 million sq. ft. Nesquik and Coffee-mate creamer will be processed and distributed at the plant.

Last year, Nestle USA’s sales reached $8.25 billion. Across the United States, Nestle has 14,000 employees nationwide, 12 sales offices, 20 manufacturing facilities and five distribution centers.

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