Game Changer: Purina Investing $450 Million to Convert, Operate Eden Plant

Purina investment will convert old MillerCoors plant to a production facility for dry dog food

Move is a game-changer for Rockingham County

Eden, N.C. — Purina will invest $450 million to convert the long-dormant MillerCoors plant in Rockingham County, North Carolina to a dry dog food production facility. The project is expected to create 300 jobs with an average salary of $42,000 per year.

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) said, “This massive investment is a game-changer for the community I represent, where my home is and where I raised my kids. The old MillerCoors facility was dormant for years, and the new Purina operations will help replace the jobs and economic activity that was lost. I can’t emphasize enough how encouraging and positive this major investment is for our area.”

Mark Richardson, Chair of the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, “We are ecstatic Nestlé Purina has chosen Eden and Rockingham County as their new manufacturing home. The news of their expansion into this property brings so much light and revitalization to our community. We are anxious to watch this site come back to life with new employees as well as tax base, but more importantly excited to see it occupied by such a well-known and respected company.”

Sen. Berger worked directly with Purina, the Rockingham County Board of Commissioners, and the N.C. Department of Commerce to help secure the major economic development project.

We can neither confirm nor deny that his dog Obi (yes, named after the Jedi Master) participated in several meetings and will continue to be a loyal Purina dog food customer.

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