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Crete, Nebraska

Bridge in a green park in Crete

Crete is a rural community located along the Big Blue River in southeast Nebraska with a population of 7,000 people. We’re one of four large manufacturers within the area.

Before this facility became part of our Nestlé Purina Family, it was owned by ALPO Petfoods, Inc. (built in 1965), and first introduced cat food in 1988. To date, our Crete factory is one of our largest wet pet food manufacturing facilities in the U.S. employing over 400 of us and producing three to four million cans of wet pet food varieties per day.

Many of us find convenience in living in the Lincoln, Nebraska area, located just 25 miles away.

Factory Facts
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1965

factory opening

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530+

employees

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863k

sq. ft. factory space

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35,000

quality checks across all of our factories in a typical 24-hour production cycle

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99%

of our pet food products sold in the U.S. are made in our U.S. factories, including Crete, NE

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24%

of electricity used in our manufacturing facilities comes from renewable energy

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38%

of factory population has tenure of 10+ years

Brands Produced
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Available Jobs in Crete, Nebraska
Company Job Title Location(s) Job Function Job ID
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Senior Coordinator Materials Planning
  • Crete, NE
Procurement & Supply Chain 176433
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Production Operator - Level 3
  • Crete, NE
Manufacturing & Operations 167764
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Forklift Maintenance Mechanic
  • Crete, NE
Engineering, Packaging & Quality Assurance 174473
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Boiler Operator
  • Crete, NE
Manufacturing & Operations 173603
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Warehouse Clerk
  • Crete, NE
Procurement & Supply Chain 173070
Nestlé USA Field Sales Representative (Lincoln, NE)
  • Crete, NE
Sales 173017
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Accounting Management Development Associate
  • Crete, NE
Finance, Accounting & Audit 172052
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Human Resources Assistant (Management Development Program)
  • Crete, NE
Human Resources 170154
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Maintenance Electrician
  • Crete, NE
Engineering, Packaging & Quality Assurance 169756
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Production Management Development Associate
  • Crete, NE
Manufacturing & Operations 170118