To better serve our customers in northern California, Nestlé Waters North America opened a new bottling facility in Sacramento in February 2010. Below are some basic facts about our operations in Sacramento, the jobs we have created since coming to the area and our continuing commitment to the Sacramento community:
Our 214,000 square-foot plant houses two production lines that can bottle up to 150 acre-feet of water annually. We bottle both our Nestlé Pure Life® brand Purified Water and Arrowhead® Mountain Spring Water in Sacramento and distribute in the area as well as to customers around northern California.
Before getting our new plant up and running, Nestlé Waters made significant improvements to the existing warehouse space we leased. We installed modern, efficient production lines consistent with our commitment to operating safe, clean and environmentally responsible bottling plants. Our initial investment in capital improvement and construction totaled approximately $14 million. Local contractors and their employees performed the majority of this work for us in 2009 and early 2010.
Nestlé Waters purifies water purchased from the City of Sacramento for our Nestlé Pure Life® brand. In addition, we bottle spring water from nearby private springs under our Arrowhead® brand.
During the equipment installation and building fit-out phase, we directly employed approximately 16 people. In addition, we hired more than 80 local contractors, tradesmen and their employees to complete the construction and installation. Now that the plant is fully operational, we employ 46 people and will continue to hire more employees as our production needs demand it and as positions become open. These jobs pay competitive wages and offer a generous array of benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, 401(k) and profit sharing.
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Benefits To The Community
- Initial investment in the building and equipment installation of $14 million. Many contracts for equipment installation will be awarded to local Sacramento businesses.
- The plant will employ approximately 40 people. These jobs will pay wages in the top 50% of comparable wages in the region. In addition, we offer a generous array of benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, 401(k) and profit sharing.
We practice our Good Neighbor Policy through environmental excellence, disaster relief and supporting community causes. We are committed to practicing our Good Neighbor policy here in Sacramento, and since our arrival, we have partnered with several local organizations that share our commitment to healthy living and community development.
We sponsored both the 2009 and 2010 California International Marathons and partnered with Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento to donate one bottle of water for every runner crossing the finish line at the 2010 American River Parkway Half Marathon. Nestlé Waters also sponsored the Downtown Sacramento Partnership’s Concert in the Park series at Cesar Chavez Plaza, and we are proud to have joined the American Heart Association in promoting its Start! Sacramento Heart Walks.
In addition, Nestlé Waters has joined forces with Sierra College to launch an internship program that provides students in its mechatronics program with the opportunity to gain real-world, on-the-job training by working in our Sacramento plant as paid, seasonal employees.
We hope to learn much more about how to continue contributing to the community in the months and years ahead. If you would like to submit a request for sponsorship of a local event or not-for-profit organization, please click here for more information and to complete an application.