Nestle to Add Capacity at Frozen Foods Plant

The $100 million project at the Gaffney, SC facility will help the company meet demand for Stouffer’s and Lean Cuisine products.

John S. Forrester, former Managing Editor

June 30, 2021

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Nestle S.A. headquarters in Switzerland.Image courtesy of Nestle

Food manufacturer Nestle USA is preparing to launch a $100 million expansion project at its Gaffney, SC frozen foods plant to help the company meet an uptick in demand for Stouffer’s and Lean Cuisine products, the office of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced in a release Wednesday.

“The frozen food category has been growing for the last few years, and the pandemic has only increased that trend. As people spend more time at home, they rediscovered the convenience, value and great taste of frozen foods,” Nicole Caldwell, factory manager at Nestle’s Gaffney location, said in a statement. “Our investment in the Gaffney factory will ensure that we can continue to meet consumer demand for two of our most popular and well-known brands – Stouffer’s and Lean Cuisine.”

The division of Switzerland-based Nestle S.A. will add a new production line and expand an existing production line during the expansion. 160 new jobs will be created through the project.

“Nestle USA’s decision to continue investing in South Carolina shows that companies find the recipe they need to be successful here,” said Gov. McMaster said in the release. “Every one of these jobs will have an impact on Cherokee County, and we thank this great company for their commitment to our state.”

Powder & Bulk Solids also reported on Wednesday that Nestle Purina PetCare revealed plans to expand its Tidy Cats cat litter plant in Virginia.

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John S. Forrester

former Managing Editor, Powder & Bulk Solids

John S. Forrester is the former managing editor of Powder & Bulk Solids.

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