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SC: Nestlé Waters N. America to Open New $40M Bottling Facility in McBee

19 Nov, 2014


Nestlé Waters North America, the nation's leading bottled water company, plans to build a $40 million, two-line water bottling facility in Chesterfield County near McBee, S.C. The approximately 200,000 square-foot facility will produce bottled spring water under the company's Deer Park® brand and bottled purified water under the Nestlé Pure Life® brand for distribution to customers primarily in the Southeastern United States. The facility is anticipated to open in early 2016 and is expected to create at least 40 new jobs that will pay competitive wages and offer a comprehensive array of benefits.

According to an economic impact study conducted by independent economists with Miley and Associates, Inc., the bottling plant will positively impact the local economy by approximately $40 million per year once the facility is operational. This $40 million impact takes into consideration economic factors such as payrolls for direct and indirect jobs, increased spending in the community by employees, and inter-industry spending.

Almost $400,000 in property taxes is expected to be generated annually for the local government and school district. In addition to the employees directly employed at the bottling facility, the plant is expected to support another 40 to 50 jobs indirectly.

Nestlé Waters North America has a strong track record of hiring locally. The hiring process is anticipated to begin in the summer of 2015. Specific job openings and how to apply for positions will be provided to the community as the information becomes available.

For more information on the South Carolina project visit www.nestlewatersse.com.

QUOTES

"We've been studying water in Chesterfield County for several years and we look forward to continuing to build strong relationships in the community as this new facility becomes operational." -Nestlé Waters Senior Natural Resource Specialist Lance Tully

"We're excited to congratulate Nestlé Waters on their decision to establish a new bottling facility in Chesterfield County. Their $40 million investment and plans to create 40 new jobs is terrific news for the McBee community, our manufacturing industry, and the entire state. We look forward to supporting Nestlé as they grow and thrive in South Carolina." -Gov. Nikki Haley

"Nestlé Waters joins a roster of globally respected brands that call South Carolina home. We appreciate their commitment to Chesterfield County and to the state, a commitment that underscores that South Carolina is just right for business and for manufacturing." -Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt

"This is a victory for everyone who lives and works in Chesterfield County. Nestlé Waters' decision to build and operate a bottling facility here is a testament to our region's strengths as a good place to do business and create jobs. Also, Council would like to thank Kim Burch and Cherry McCoy of Chesterfield County Economic Development. Their hard work and dedication have been a huge part of our success." -Chesterfield County Council Chairman J. Matthew Rivers

"Having a world-class company like Nestlé Waters will enhance our economic development efforts. This will help us attract other companies and grow employment opportunities. We look forward to continuing to work together with Nestlé Waters as the company continues to become a part of our community as an employer and neighbor." -Chesterfield County Council Vice-Chair Lenora Powe

FIVE FAST FACTS

  • Nestlé Waters North America is establishing a two-line water bottling facility in Chesterfield County.
  • $40 million investment creating at least 40 new jobs.
  • The 200,000 square-foot facility is anticipated to open in early 2016.
  • Nestlé Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company.
  • Specific job openings and how to apply for positions will be provided to the community as the information becomes available.

About Nestlé Waters North America

With 36 years of experience providing healthy hydration in the bottled water segment, Nestlé Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company. The company produces six regional natural spring water brands in the U.S. including Deer Park® brand 100% natural spring water, which is sourced only from carefully selected springs. Nestlé Waters North America also sells Nestlé® Pure Life® brand, the number one U.S. bottled water brand (by volume) according to Beverage Marketing Corporation. Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water goes through a multi-step filtration process and is enhanced with a unique blend of minerals for a pleasant, refreshing taste. Completing its beverage portfolio are three international bottled water brands, and ready-to-drink iced teas, including Nestea® Iced Tea. The company's dedication to quality products, bringing shared value to communities, and its commitment to environmental stewardship, especially in the areas of water use, energy and packaging, has led Nestlé Waters North America to be the third largest non-alcoholic beverage company by volume in the U.S.

 Visit www.nestle-watersna.com to learn more. 

About S.C. Department of Commerce

As South Carolina's leading economic development agency, the Department of Commerce works to recruit new businesses and help existing business grow. Commerce has recruited world-class companies to South Carolina such as Boeing, Bridgeston, Continental, Monster.com, ZF Group, BMW and Google Inc. and also supports small and existing business, rural development initiatives and community development. Commerce partners with the S.C Technical College System via readySC to support workforce training and recruiting, and with the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, which provides worker training and employment opportunities within the state. South Carolina ranked first in the nation for attracting jobs through foreign investment, according to IBM-Plant Locatioin International reports in both 2012 and 2013. For more information, visit www.SCcommerce.com.

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