Nestle Purina named Chamber's January business of the month
The Hart County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Nestle Purina has been named the Chamber Business of the Month for January 2019. A household name in pet care, Purina pet foods, treats and litter products have been trusted by dog and cat owners for more than 90 years and can be found in nearly three fourths of all pet households. Purina employs more than 7,000 associates in the U.S. and about 500 in Georgia. In May 2018, Purina began operating its Hartwell distribution center and currently employs approximately 80 people. Production of popular and nutritious Purina pet food brands including Fancy Feast will begin later in 2019 and additional positions will be added in phases. Purina is investing more than $320 million to transform the facility from the former textile manufacturing plant into a state-of-the-art and high-quality pet food manufacturing facility, build a great workplace for new employees and ensure the company is operating in a way that benefits the community and the environment. Since opening their doors in Hartwell, Purina has generously donated to our local humane society, animal rescue groups and many others. They have shown to be a wonderful business partner in our community, good neighbor, and supporter to our causes. The Chamber is proud to highlight Nestle Purina as our January business of the month.