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Nestlé Purina PetCare Will Build a New Factory in Ohio to Meet Growing Pet Food Demand

Planned $550 million investment to support long-term growth

Tue Feb 08 2022

Company Name: Nestlé Purina PetCare
Location: Williamsburg Township
Industry Sector: Food and Agribusiness
Company Profile: Founded in 1894, Purina has helped dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by offering scientifically based nutritional innovations. Nestlé Purina PetCare creates richer lives for pets and the people who love them.
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Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: New location
  • Jobs Committed: 300
  • Capital Investment: $550,000,000

Company Need:

Nestlé has a broad growth plan for Purina and is expanding production of its leading dry dog and cat food brands, including Purina Pro Plan, Purina ONE, and Dog Chow.


“Purina is excited to be building two new factories in the U.S. over the next few years. This growth is a testament to strong consumer demand for our high-quality nutrition that helps pets live longer, healthier lives. Our new Ohio factory will build on our more than 90-year history of making science-based dog and cat foods that pet owners trust. We are grateful for the partnership at the state and local levels, and we’re excited to call Clermont County home and support this great community for a long time.” – Nina Leigh Krueger, president, Purina

“Clermont County is an excellent location for Purina’s newest factory thanks to the region’s distribution opportunities, a workforce with great potential and strong community values. We have a unique opportunity to bring all of our best technical and innovative manufacturing thinking under one roof as we construct this facility from the ground up.” – Nolan Terry, vice president of manufacturing, Purina

Why Ohio?

Nestlé will build a new factory in Ohio to meet increasing demand for its high-quality, nutritious pet foods.  The 1.2 million-square-foot facility will sit in Williamsburg Township’s South Afton Industrial Park.

Ohio’s food and agribusiness industry feeds more than people – it feeds pets too. Ohio has and global R&D centers for pet food, beverages, frozen food, coffee, and more. Nestlé employs 3,300 people across the state of Ohio, with operations in Solon, Marysville, Cleveland, Brecksville, and Zanesville, spanning Nestlé USA, Nestlé Professional, Nestlé Foodservice and Nestlé Purina operations.

Purina’s new operations will be designed with sustainability at the forefront, including a commitment to send zero waste for disposal, and production processes designed to recover and reuse heat and water.


REDI Cincinnati, JobsOhio, Williamsburg Schools, Williamsburg Township and the Port Authority, Clermont County Commissioners, and the Ohio Development Services Agency

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