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Pennsylvania: Nestlé Purina PetCare expands operations in Mechanicsburg, adding new jobs

Christian Fernsby ▼ | July 29, 2020
Nestlé Purina PetCare will expand its operations in Cumberland County, hiring new employees and adding new processing and packaging lines to its Hampden Township location.
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Purina, which currently employs 320 people in Mechanicsburg, also has pet food operations in Allentown and employs nearly 800 people in Pennsylvania.

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Purina has committed to investing more than $167 million into the project and creating new jobs within the next three years.

The company received a proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) for $282,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits (JCTC), to be distributed upon the creation of the new jobs, and $188,000 in funding for workforce development training.

The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania. Purina is the largest dry dog and cat food maker in the United States. The Mechanicsburg factory produces many of the company’s flagship brands, including Purina ONE, Purina Pro Plan, Fancy Feast, Dog Chow and Cat Chow.