According to the firm, the funds will help add around 60 jobs to the local community in processing, packaging and filling lines sectors to mechanics and engineers
Nestlé Health Science, a business unit of Nestlé, has announced an investment of $43m to expand its manufacturing facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, US.
The investment will help the firm install two new production lines to boost the manufacturing capacity of ready-to-drink consumer products.
According to the firm, the funds will help add around 60 jobs to the local community in processing, packaging and filling lines sectors to mechanics and engineers.
The factory makes several medical nutrition products, including formulae for tube feeding and nutritious beverages under the BOOST and Carnation Breakfast Essentials brands.
Nestlé Health Science US Manufacturing vice president Gaëtan Sion said: “With this investment, Nestlé Health Science will expand and enhance our manufacturing facilities to better meet the needs of patients and consumers.
“Also, as a member of the Eau Claire community since 1987, we’re proud to help strengthen the local economy by generating more job opportunities that offer competitive pay and benefits.”
The company claims that the Eau Claire plant is a zero-waste-to-landfill facility. The new manufacturing lines will produce ready-to-drink nutrition items in Tetra Pak cartons made with responsibly sourced material.
Additionally, the site is investing in water optimisation that will ensure over 90% of total factory water usage is fully recovered by the end of this year.
The US Department of Energy’s Better Plants initiative honoured the plant in 2022 for exceeding its energy reduction target more than two years early.
The Swiss food and drink company said the Eau Claire and all other Nestlé Health Science facilities and sites will run entirely on renewable energy by 2025.
Recently, the company started a trial of new paper packaging on KitKat four-finger 45g in Australia in collaboration with supermarket chain Coles.
The trial involved more than a quarter of a million KitKat bars that will be available in new paper packaging across selected stores.