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Nestlé Purina has announced it will expand its operations in Cumberland County, Pa., hiring 94 additional employees and adding new processing and packaging lines to its Mechanicsburg location. Purina has committed to investing more than $167 million into the project within the next three years. The company, which currently employs 320 people in Mechanicsburg, also has pet food operations in Allentown and employs nearly 800 people in total in Pennsylvania.
“Pet owners have trusted Purina for more than 90 years, and demand for our pet food is strong and continues to grow,” said John Bear, vice president of manufacturing at Purina, in a press release. “Purina is proud to make high-quality foods for dogs and cats at our Mechanicsburg factory with a continued commitment to safety and environmental sustainability. This expansion reflects an investment in our local operations, and we look forward to continuing to deliver innovative and highly nutritious foods for pets.”