Nestlé invests $43m in Wisconsin manufacturing facility for RTD nutritional products

By Rachel Arthur

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Nestlé Health Science will make a $43m investment to expand its manufacturing facility in Eau Claire, Wisconsin: adding two new production lines to increase manufacturing of high-demand ready-to-drink consumer products.

The facility produces an array of medical nutrition products, such as tube feeding formulas, and nutritional drinks from brands such as Boost and Carnation Breakfast Essentials.

The original Boost RTD nutritional drink, for example, comes in an 8 fl oz packaging with 240 calories, 10g of protein, 3g of fiber and 26 vitamins and minerals, including calcium and vitamin D; with the product available in vanilla, strawberry and chocolate flavors. It is also joined by Boost Glucose Control and Boost High Protein (15g protein equating to 30% of the daily value for protein).

The investment will bring approximately 60 jobs to the local community, ranging from processing, packaging and filling lines to mechanics and engineers.

At the zero waste-to-landfill facility, the new production lines will manufacture ready-to-drink nutrition products in Tetra Pak cartons made with responsibly sourced material. The site is also investing in water optimization that will ensure over 90% of total factory water usage is fully recovered by the end of 2023.

In 2022, the facility 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.

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