Nestlé Waters has selected Centre County, Pennslyvania, US, as a potential location for a new $50m bottling facility.
The search for a new factory location was carried out under a collaboration between the company and the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County (CBICC) Centre County Industrial Development Corporation (CCIDC).
The company is considering building a new facility in order to cater to the increasing consumer demand for bottled water.
Said to be the company’s third bottling plant in Pennsylvania, the proposed factory will bottle Deer Park 100% Natural Spring Water for customers across the Mid-Atlantic.
CBICC president and CEO Vern Squier said: “A Nestlé Waters bottling facility would inject tens of millions of dollars into our local economy, provide a substantial tax benefit, and bring family-wage manufacturing jobs back to our communities.
“The opportunity to bring a global leader in the food and beverage industry into Centre County is a win-win-win for our workforce, our tax-base, and for economic development.
“We are pleased that our local efforts are helping to advance this project, and we are excited about the prospects of having Nestlé Waters North America as a corporate citizen of Centre County.”
The proposed facility is expected to create 50 new manufacturing jobs in the region.
Nestlé Waters said that it has been operating in Pennsylvania for more than 20 years.
The company has so far invested more than $350m in its Breinigsville campus, which houses the first food manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania to receive the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certiﬁcation.