Nestlé, one of the largest food and beverage manufacturers, will expand operations in Arizona, announcing a $675 million investment to build a 630,000-square-foot factory.
According to a release from the Arizona Commerce Authority, the factory will produce “high-quality creamers for Nestlé’s category-leading portfolio, including the Coffee mate, Coffee mate natural bliss, and Starbucks brands, with the ability to expand to additional beverages in the future.”
“Nestlé selecting Arizona is great news,” said Governor Doug Ducey. “Manufacturing in our state is surging and Nestlé’s decision adds to this momentum, as well as bringing diversification to this fast growing sector of our economy.”
The government agency projected that the factory, which will be located in Glendale, will create 350 jobs for the region.
“As one of the world’s most admired food brands, we are excited to welcome Nestlé USA to Arizona,” said Sandra Watson, president and CEO of the Arizona Commerce Authority. “Nestlé’s investment for their sustainable and innovative beverage manufacturing facility is a valued addition to Arizona’s manufacturing industry, creating quality jobs in Glendale while making a positive impact in the community.”
The company will begin hiring this summer for a number of positions: professional staff, manufacturing and production leaders, technical staff, and engineers.
The company detailed that the investment will increase logistical efficiency to reach the Western United States.
“Nestlé selecting Greater Phoenix for its most innovative factory and distribution center is a testament to the region’s infrastructure and ability to fulfill the demands of industry giants,” added Chris Camacho, president and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “A multinational food and drink leader, Nestlé is a welcomed addition to our burgeoning manufacturing ecosystem, creating hundreds of job opportunities for local residents while using the latest technology to minimize its ecological footprint.”
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Cooper Moran is a reporter for the Arizona Sun Times and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected]
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