Nestlé Professional USA announced it is investing $7.5 million to expand its facility in Trenton, with plans to add more than 30 jobs. The expansion of the factory will enable the company to meet growing demand for products for the out-of-home market.
“Nestlé’s expansion is great news for Trenton and will positively impact the community now and in the future,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Here in Missouri, businesses are growing, creating more good-paying jobs, and further strengthening our economy. Our unwavering focus on workforce development and infrastructure has gotten results, and we’re proud to see world-class companies like Nestlé continuing to choose our state.”
Nestlé Professional, the out-of-home division of Nestlé, produces a variety of ready-to-use products for restaurants, hospitals, schools, and more. The company’s Trenton factory, purchased in 2018, began its expansion in 2021 to support the manufacturing of the TRIO brand and their full range of dry mix products. TRIO sauces and gravies, a market leader for foodservice operators, offer superior flavor and minimal preparation time. New jobs added to support the expanded production will pay salaries well above the county average wage.
Open hiring for Nestlé Professional’s Trenton factory started in early April, with a job fair scheduled at the Trenton Job Center on May 11-12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. The facility currently produces Chef-mate products using its proprietary cooked-before-canning process, which was invented in Trenton in 1964. This unique cooking process addresses the specific needs of the out-of-home industry that utilizes large cans. The company is committed to transforming its business for the future by focusing on high-growth out-of-home categories.
For this expansion, Nestlé Professional used the Missouri Works program, a tool that helps companies expand and retain workers by providing access to capital through withholdings or tax credits for job creation.