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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 HR Generalist
  • Crete, NE
Human Resources 185117
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Senior Coordinator Maintenance
  • Crete, NE
Engineering, Packaging & Quality Assurance 185000
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Production Operator - Leader
  • Crete, NE
Manufacturing & Operations 167766
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Production Data Coordinator
  • Crete, NE
Manufacturing & Operations 182545
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Utility Operator - Level 5
  • Crete, NE
Manufacturing & Operations 182549
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Maintenance Supervisor
  • Crete, NE
Engineering, Packaging & Quality Assurance 181302
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Boiler Operator
  • Crete, NE
Manufacturing & Operations 181306
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Master Electrician
  • Crete, NE
Engineering, Packaging & Quality Assurance 178955
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Senior Coordinator Materials Planning
  • Crete, NE
Procurement & Supply Chain 176433
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Forklift Maintenance Mechanic
  • Crete, NE
Engineering, Packaging & Quality Assurance 174473