Nestlé USA, the world’s largest food and beverage company, announced Wednesday plans to build a $675 million factory in Glendale to manufacture creamers, including those made with oat milk, for Coffee Mate, Starbucks, and other brands.
The facility is expected to create 350 jobs over the next two years, including engineers, manufacturing personnel, and others. It is expected to be located north of Luke Air Force Base.
Daniel Jhung, president of Nestlé USA’s beverage division, said in a statement that creamers and other beverages have grown steadily throughout the pandemic and are expected to continue to do so. The company stated that the metro Phoenix plant will be close to millions of consumers in the western United States, thereby reducing transportation times and truck emissions.
“We appreciate the state and local officials’ partnership and look forwards to continuing to contribute to the local economy and Glendale community for many years to come, including the creation of over 350 jobs,” Jhung said.
“Manufacturing is booming in our state, and Nestlé’s decision bolsters this momentum while diversifying this rapidly growing sector of our economy,” Ducey said in a statement.
Nestlé S.A. of Switzerland has invested nearly $3 billion in the last two years to improve its manufacturing operations in the United States, from building new factories and expanding existing ones to implementing operational changes to help meet sustainability targets. The new Glendale facility, which will join Nestlé USA’s 14 other food and beverage manufacturing facilities across the country, is scheduled to open in 2024.