Nestle Purina to create up to 130 additional jobs in Hart County, Georgia
The expansion comes just one year after the factory’s grand opening in November 2019.
In 2017, Purina announced plans to open a wet pet food factory in Hartwell, with a commitment to invest $320 million and employ 240 people by 2023.
As a result of growing demand for Purina’s high-quality and nutritious pet care brands, the facility is expanding to add processing, packaging, and warehouse capacity, for a total of $870 million committed to the company’s Hartwell operations.
This expansion in Hartwell is part of a broader growth plan for Purina, which also includes new factories recently announced in other U.S. locations. Purina brands feed 49 million dogs and 66 million cats every year, and the Hartwell location produces several of the company’s flagship brands, including Fancy Feast.
With this expansion, Purina now expects to employ up to 370 people at its Hartwell facility by the end of 2025. Purina also currently employs more than 400 people at its dry pet food factory in Fairburn, Georgia.
New jobs in Hartwell will include positions in manufacturing and assembly from the associate level through management opportunities. Individuals interested in career opportunities are encouraged to visit purinajobs.com/Hartwell for additional information. ■