Our Mechanicsburg factory, built in 1969, is located just eight miles west of Pennsylvania’s state capital of Harrisburg. It’s situated at a transportation crossroads where three of the U.S.’s most heavily traveled interstate highways traverse the region. With 40 percent of the U.S. population located within 500 miles, including the metropolitan areas of Baltimore, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C., this area offers our associates both small-town living with quick and easy access to the perks of the big cities.
Our Mechanicsburg factory is one of the largest manufacturers in the area and produces a large portion of Nestlé Purina’s dry pet food portfolio, including Puppy Chow®, Dog Chow®, Beneful®, Pro Plan®, Alpo®, Kitten Chow®, Cat Chow®, Friskies®, Nestlé Purina ONE®, and Kit ‘N Kaboodle®. Beyond our work in pet food production, we support various local animal shelters and organizations to more deeply impact our ability to enrich the lives of pets everywhere.
I support the training and development needs of more than 315 associates in our Mechanicsburg facility. Every day is something different – some days I design trainings with subject matter experts, other days I facilitate training. A day can include having one-on-one development conversations with team members to establish a plan to build specific skills, or I may find myself analyzing training results, trends, and measures to identify needs for closing any gaps.