Nestlé Waters has selected Centre County in Pennsylvania, US, as a potential site for the construction of new $50m bottling facility.
The search for a new factory location was carried out by the company in collaboration with the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC) Centre County Industrial Development Corporation (CCIDC).
Nestlé Waters Mid-Atlantic natural resource manager Eric Andreus said: “We want to know that we are choosing the right location to operate – environmentally, socially, and economically.”
Nestlé expects the new facility, which would bottle Deer Park 100% Natural Spring Water, to meet the increasing consumer demand for bottled water.
The products manufactured from the new facility are planned to be distributed to customers throughout the Mid-Atlantic, the company said.
CBICC president and CEO Vern Squier said: “A Nestlé Waters bottling facility would inject tens of millions of dollars into our local economy, provide a substantial tax benefit, and bring family-wage manufacturing jobs back to our communities.
“The opportunity to bring a global leader in the food and beverage industry into Centre County is a win-win-win for our workforce, our tax-base, and for economic development.”
The proposed facility is expected to create 50 new manufacturing jobs in the region.
The company, which has been operating in Pennsylvania for more than 20 years, has so far invested more than $350m in its Breinigsville campus, which houses the first food manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania to receive the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certi?cation.