Nestle Waters’ star-crossed McCloud bottling proposal continues to simmer, yet the water bottling giant isn’t standing still – they just announced a new water bottling plant in Sacramento.
Nestle Waters North America announced today it plans to build a water bottling plant in a warehouse at the Florin Fruitridge Industrial Park in South Sacramento.
The $14 million plant is scheduled to begin operations early next year and will employ 40 people. It will bottle water for the Nestle Pure Life and Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water brands, a news release states.
The plant will be supplied with piped water from the city of Sacramento, as well as water trucked from several private springs in Northern California, a spokeswoman said. It will initially bottle as much as 50 million gallons a year, primarily for distribution in Northern California.
Nestle’s gotta be celebrating this one – every other new Nestle Waters bottling project is facing a mortifying amount of opposition (even in Cascade Locks), yet this deal was apparently done in just a few months.
Not only is Nestle planning to bottle its Pure Life municipal water product in Sacramento, but it’s also trucking in water from “private” springs and bottling its Arrowhead brand.
The “spring water” brands are typically bottled in their rural bottling plants – which incidentally are the same plants receiving the most unfavorable attention.
And yes, we wonder what this will mean to their McCloud project, which may just have grown redundant – especially with Cascade Locks on the drawing board.