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Nestlé Expands Jonesboro, Arkansas, Frozen Food Production Plant

12/24/2020
The largest food and beverage company in the United States, Nestlé will invest more than $100 million to expand the company’s production facility in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

As part of the expansion, the company plans to hire at least 100 new employees over two years, as well as renovate and add 90,000 square feet to its facility. The company plans to begin construction in January.

“Consumers are embracing eating at home like never before and rediscovering the frozen category, an evolution brought on by the pandemic that is showing signs of taking hold for the long term,” said Mike Mahon, Factory Manager. “As we embrace the trend and plan for the future, we’re excited to be investing in our Jonesboro factory to support our Hot Pockets business.”

“Arkansas continues its momentum of increasing good jobs and improving quality of life for our citizens,” said Secretary of Commerce Mike Preston. “Nestlé has been a valued community partner for decades, and I’m pleased that they have continued to place their trust in the Northeast Arkansas workforce.”

The company opened its Jonesboro facility in 2002 and has undergone several expansions over the years. Nestlé Jonesboro currently has approximately 750 full time employees.

“Once again, Nestlé has shown how it continues to invest in the communities they call home,” Mark Young, president and CEO of the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce, said. This expansion is the latest example of Nestlé’s commitment to Jonesboro. The combination of Nestlé’s products and Jonesboro’s people is heading into its second generation together. We are as excited about our future as we are proud of our history.”

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