Sweet news for Indianapolis-area jobseekers

October 31, 2013 by  

Jobseekers in Indianapolis and the surrounding area have a new opportunity, since Nestle is expanding its Anderson, Indiana plant.

It was revealed late last month that the chocolate maker intends to open a seventh production line at the facility, which is located near Interstate 69, about 43 miles from Indianapolis.

This is the third time Nestle has expanded since it opened the plant in 2009, and Anderson residents appear grateful to Nestle for the jobs it brings to the community. Jan Grubbs, an Anderson resident, says that new jobs are badly needed, and the news of Nestle’s $72m investment in the new line, which is scheduled to start up in 2014, is very welcome.

Anderson used to manufacture automobiles here, and Delco had an Anderson plant, but these are now gone, making Nestle’s involvement more important. The company plans to add Carnation Breakfast Essentials and Boost to the products it makes here.

Nestle’s commitment to the town has attracted attention from other companies, which promise even more jobs. Hypro-Filtration broke ground on a $10.5m filtration plant earlier in 2013, which will bring more than 100 jobs to the area. Greenville Technologies Tech Inc., may end up employing as many as 350 area residents by the time it’s fully staffed.

Anderson officials might consider working with brochure printers to create a piece for mailing to other companies that might consider locating in the town. Since Nestle opened, as noted, others have moved in as well, and the town might offer small incentives to bring even more corporations here.