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Breakfast Essentials
Breakfast Essentials
Breakfast Essentials
Breakfast Essentials
Breakfast Essentials

Nestlé Spending $43 Million To Expand Wisconsin Beverages Plant

Jan. 18, 2023
Eau Claire, Wis., facility makes Boost and Carnation Breakfast Essentials, as well as medical nutrition products.
Nestlé Health Science today said it will spend $43 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Eau Claire, Wis., to increase manufacturing of ready-to-drink consumer products, primarily nutritional and breakfast drinks.

Two new production lines will increase production of Boost and Carnation Breakfast Essentials, as well as medical nutrition products, such as tube feeding formulas. The expansion should add 60 jobs, ranging from processing, packaging and filling lines to mechanics and engineers. A completion date was not specified.

The plant already is a zero waste-to-landfill facility, and the site is investing in water optimization that will recover more than 90% of total factory water usage by the end of 2023. In 2022, the plant was recognized by the U.S. Dept. of Energy Better Plants initiative for reaching its energy reduction goal more than two years ahead of schedule.

Eau Claire, along with all Nestlé Health Science factories and sites, is also committed to being powered by 100% renewable electricity by 2025. And Nestlé Health Science is a recently certified B Corporation.

There appear to be incentives, including from Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.