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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 Job Function Job ID Location(s)
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Data Steward Procurement & Supply Chain 142906 Crete, NE
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Associate Production Manager (Management Development Program) Manufacturing & Operations 142429 Crete, NE
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Maintenance Supervisor Engineering, Packaging & Quality Assurance 21006255 Crete, NE
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Production Management Development Assistant (Level 2) Manufacturing & Operations 21001278 Crete, NE
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Forklift Mechanic Manufacturing & Operations 21007385 Crete, NE
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Maintenance Tech (PDM Technician l) Manufacturing & Operations 21004932 Crete, NE
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Accounting Assistant (Management Development Program) Finance, Accounting & Audit 140393 Crete, NE
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Production Operator – Level 5 Manufacturing & Operations 21007846 Crete, NE
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Materials Planning Coordinator Manufacturing & Operations 21006811 Crete, NE
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Shag Driver Procurement & Supply Chain 21004333 Crete, NE