“Nestlé Waters looks forward to building strong partnerships in the Sacramento community as both an employer and neighbour,” said Nestlé Waters Sacramento plant manager, Chris Kemp. “It’s our commitment to invest not just our resources, but also our time and energy, into the communities where we operate and we hope to learn more about how to be a part of Sacramento in the coming months.”
The new bottling facility will initially bottle up to 150 acre feet of water annually, purchased from the city of Sacramento and from nearby private springs. It will bottle water under the company’s Nestlé Pure Life and Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water brands for distribution to its customers primarily in northern California.
During the equipment installation and building retrofit phase, the firm will invest approximately $14m and directly employ approximately 16 people. In addition, many local contractors and tradesmen will be hired to complete the construction and installation. Once the plant is fully operational, Nestlé Waters will employ approximately 40 people.
Sacramento Area Trade and Commerce Organization Board chair, Jeanne Reaves, said: “Nestlé Waters’ decision to open and operate a bottling facility in Sacramento is a testament to our city’s strengths as a good place to do business and create jobs. This is exactly the type of light, clean industry Sacto works to attract to this region, and we look forward to continuing to work together with them as the company becomes a part of our community and our economic base.”
Source: Nestlé Waters North America
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