Nestlé Purina will invest $115 million to expand its factory in Bloomfield, Missouri. The location is where Tidy Cats brand cat litter is made
Purina employs more than 3,500 people in Missouri and has had a longstanding presence in Bloomfield since 1976. The 500,000-square-foot factory in Bloomfield currently employs more than 340 people in the Southeast Missouri region. The expansion will add a 110,000-square-foot processing and packaging facility and lead to total job growth of approximately 30 positions by mid-2020. In Missouri, Purina also has a presence in Springfield, St. Joseph and St. Louis, where the company has been headquartered for 125 years.
“Tidy Cats is a significant growth driver for Purina’s U.S. business as more and more pet owners demand a trusted, high-performing litter product,” Vicki Felker, Vice President & General Manager of Purina’s Litter Division, said. “Purina is proud to produce one of the best performing cat litter brands on the market at our Bloomfield factory. This expansion reflects an investment in our local operations and our commitment to continue delivering innovative and highly effective pet care products for cat owners.”
“For more than 40 years, Purina has provided quality jobs for Southeast Missouri. We’re excited to expand our operations and bring even more jobs to the region,” Purina Bloomfield Factory Manager Jeff Goodmanson said.
“Purina’s job growth in Missouri for 125 years proves the company’s commitment to the state and the people who call it home,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “Expansions and job growth like this are essential for Missouri moving forward, and we appreciate Purina’s significant investment in the state.”
"The addition of more high-quality jobs at Purina will be invaluable to the economy of Stoddard County and the surrounding area as it provides more opportunity for our local residents,” Rep. Herman Morse, District 151 of Missouri, said.