COLUMBIA, SC — On June 30, Nestlé USA unveiled plans to expand operations in Cherokee County, SC. The $100 million investment will create approximately 160 new jobs.
A division of Nestlé S.A., headquartered in Vevey, Switzerland, Nestlé USA’s portfolio includes brands such as STOUFFER’S, COFFEE MATE, DIGIORNO and NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE.
Opened in 1980 and located at 2132 Old Georgia Highway in Gaffney, the Nestlé USA factory produces premium-quality frozen food entrees for Stouffer’s and LEAN CUISINE and will expand that ability with the addition of a new production line and the expansion of the existing production line.
“The frozen food category has been growing for the last few years, and the pandemic has only increased that trend," Nestlé USA Gaffney Factory Manager Nicole Caldwell said. "As people spent more time at home, they rediscovered the convenience, value and great taste of frozen foods. Our investment in the Gaffney factory will ensure that we can continue to meet consumer demand for two of our most popular and well-known brands – Stouffer's and Lean Cuisine."
The Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.