Global food and beverage firm Nestle is preparing to launch a $50 million project to expand its production facility in Eau Claire, WI, local news organizations reported. The investment will make the facility the largest manufacturing site within Nestle’s Health Science business.
Several new production lines will be installed in the facility during the effort, which starts this year and is expected to reach completion in January 2022, an account by the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram said.
Along with increasing capacity, the project will also boost the plant’s headcount. 70 new jobs will be created with the addition of the production assets, according to television news station WQOW. The positions will include roles in packaging, processing, and engineering.
Nestle’s Eau Claire facility currently manufactures infant formula, medical nutrition products, and other beverages. Following the expansion, the company will be able to produce Boost Kids Essentials and certain Carnation Breakfast products at the site, NBC News affiliate WEAU said in its coverage.
In early 2017, Nestle announced plans to expand the Eau Claire plant’s capacity and optimize its assets.