Nestlé Health Science announces a $43 million investment to expand its manufacturing facility in Eau Claire, WI.
Two new production lines will be added to increase manufacturing of high-demand ready-to-drink consumer products. The facility produces an array of medical nutrition products, such as tube feeding formulas and nutritional drinks.
“With this investment, Nestlé Health Science will expand and enhance our manufacturing facilities to better meet the needs of patients and consumers,” said Gaëtan Sion, vice president of manufacturing, Nestlé Health Science U.S. “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 investment will bring approximately 60 jobs to the local community, ranging from processing, packaging, and filling lines to mechanics and engineers. Those interested in applying for a role should visit https://www.nestlejobs.com/nestle-health-science.
“Nestlé Health Science’s additional investment in Wisconsin is great news for the Eau Claire community and our state,” said Missy Hughes, secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, the state’s lead economic development organization.
“Their commitment to innovation, sustainability, and economic wellbeing makes them a leader not only in Wisconsin but in the global marketplace, and we welcome their expansion in our state.”
As a zero waste-to-landfill facility, Eau Claire strives to make a net positive impact on people and the planet. The new production lines will manufacture ready-to-drink nutrition products in Tetra Pak cartons made with responsibly sourced material. The site is also investing in water optimization that will ensure over 90% of total factory water usage is fully recovered by the end of 2023.
In 2022, the facility was recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Energy Better Plants initiative for reaching its energy reduction goal more than two years ahead of schedule. Eau Claire, along with all Nestlé Health Science factories and sites, is also committed to being powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2025.