Press release: Purina
Purina leaders and community representatives recently gathered in Clinton, Iowa, to celebrate the completion of a $156 million expansion at the company’s local factory. The project expands capacity and production capabilities for Purina‘s high-quality pet care brands and adds a technical training center. The expansion results in 96 new positions at the factory, which now employs approximately 570 people.
Purina employs approximately 1,370 people across Iowa. In addition to the factory in Clinton, Purina has operations in Fort Dodge and Davenport. Nestlé Purina strives to make a positive impact in every community in which it operates. In Clinton, the factory partnered with several local organizations on the expansion, including Eastern Iowa Community College-Clinton, Grow Clinton, Iowa Economic Development and the City of Clinton.
“The City of Clinton would like to congratulate Nestlé Purina on the completion of their most recent expansion,” said Scott Maddasion, mayor, city of Clinton. “Nestlé Purina is an integral part of our community as an employer and as a community partner. We truly appreciate Nestlé Purina’s continued investment in our community and the addition of high-quality jobs that this investment brings. We look forward to the future success for Nestlé Purina and its employees in Clinton and across the globe.”
Andy Sokolovich, president and CEO of Grow Clinton, added, “Nestlé Purina PetCare Company is a valued business partner, and completing this most recent expansion underlines their investment in the greater Clinton region.
Through a strong company culture focused on excellence, they continue to demonstrate success and growth in their industry. We are proud to have them as part of our community, and I look forward to working with their team for years to come.”
Nestlé Purina PetCare creates richer lives for pets and the people who love them. Founded in 1894, Purina has helped dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by offering scientifically based nutritional innovations. Purina manufactures some of the world’s most trusted and popular pet care products, including Dog Chow, Purina ONE, Pro Plan, Fancy Feast and Tidy Cats. More than 8,700 U.S. associates take pride in this trusted pet food, treat and litter brands that feed 51 million dogs and 65 million cats every year.
More than 500 Purina scientists, veterinarians and pet care experts ensure the Purina commitment to unsurpassed quality and nutrition. Purina promotes responsible pet care through its scientific research, products and support for pet-related organizations. Over the past five years, Purina has contributed more than $150 million towards organizations that bring, and keep, people and pets together, as well as those that help communities and environment thrive. Purina is part of Nestlé, a global leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness.s