Nestlé to Mark Fort Wayne Expansion, Add Jobs

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Nestlé USA is planning a ribbon cutting today for a $4.5 million expansion at its Fort Wayne ice cream plant. The company says it is looking to add more than 30 jobs at the facility, which already employs more than 500. August 6, 2013

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FORT WAYNE, Ind., Aug. 5, 2013 -- After 29 years in Fort Wayne, Ind., Nestle Dreyer's Ice Cream, maker of Edy's Grand Ice Cream and frozen snacks, is preparing for a grand re-opening on Tuesday, August 6, 2013.

The company is also planning to fill 32 production positions, which are in addition to more than 450 existing production positions. The facility employs about 100 management employees.

The factory will celebrate the $4.5 million expansion during a ribbon-cutting event at 3426 N. Wells St. in Fort Wayne. The expansion adds 4,000 square feet and remodels 6,000 square feet of the existing facility.

The expansion opens up new spaces for employees, including a renovated cafeteria, men's and women's locker rooms, two meeting rooms, office space and a new uniform storage area.

Long-time factory employees Mike Stewart, Vince Palmer, Brad Ulrey, John Davis, and Korky Heinkel will participate in the ribbon cutting.

About Nestle USA

Named one of "The World's Most Admired Food Companies" in Fortune magazine for sixteen consecutive years, Nestle provides quality brands and products that bring flavor to life every day. From nutritious meals with LEAN CUISINE® to baking traditions with NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE®, Nestle USA makes delicious, convenient, and nutritious food and beverage products that make good living possible. That's what "Nestle. Good Food, Good Life" is all about. Nestle USA, with 2012 sales of $10 billion, is part of Nestle S.A. in Vevey, Switzerland — the world's largest food company with a commitment to Nutrition, Health & Wellness — with 2012 sales of $98 billion. For product news and information, visit Nestleusa.com or Facebook.com/NestleUSA.

Source: Nestle USA