Nestlé Purina recently announced the expansion of its factory in Bloomfield, Missouri, where Tidy Cats brand cat litter is made. The expansion represents a $115 million investment and will allow Purina to meet a growing demand from cat owners.
“Purina’s job growth in Missouri for 125 years proves the company’s commitment to the state and the people who call it home,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “Expansions and job growth like this are essential for Missouri moving forward, and we appreciate Purina’s significant investment in the state.”
Purina employs more than 3,500 people in Missouri and has had a longstanding presence in Bloomfield since 1976. The 500,000 sq. ft. factory in Bloomfield currently employs more than 340 people in the region region. The expansion will add a 110,000 sq. ft. processing and packaging facility, and create approximately 30 new positions by mid-2020.
“Tidy Cats is a significant growth driver for Purina’s U.S. business as more and more pet owners demand a trusted, high-performing litter product,” said Vicki Felker, Vice President & General Manager of Purina’s Litter Division. “Purina is proud to produce one of the best performing cat litter brands on the market at our Bloomfield factory. This expansion reflects an investment in our local operations and our commitment to continue delivering innovative and highly effective pet care products for cat owners.”
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