Sen. Smith’s Statement on Nestlé Investment to Expand Eau Claire Facility

MADISON – Nestlé recently announced a $50 million investment to expand its Eau Claire manufacturing facility, which is expected to add 70 new jobs.

In response to this announcement, Senator Jeff Smith (D – Brunswick) released the following statement:

“I’m very pleased Nestlé recognizes how much western Wisconsin has to offer and is dedicated to investing in our community’s growth. I appreciate Nestlé’s commitment to expand its manufacturing facility and offer good-paying jobs right here in Eau Claire. This $50 million investment will go a long way to help us recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and provide greater stability at a time we need it most.   

“I look forward to hearing of the project’s future success in the coming months, while I continue working with business leaders, public health officials and my legislative colleagues to revitalize our economy and strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce.”