Gerber to expand Fort Smith facility

by Keith Nunes
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FORT SMITH, ARK. — Gerber, a brand owned by Nestle S.A., Vevey, Switzerland, plans to add a cereal manufacturing line to its Fort Smith facility. The company said it plans to invest $89.9 million in the expansion, which is scheduled to begin immediately and will be completed by September 2012.

The Fort Smith plant produces a variety of Gerber products, including 1st Foods, 2nd Foods, 3rd Foods as well as Graduates branded Meat Sticks and Gerber infant cereals.

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