If you’ve ever had to carry a 50-pound bag of dog food from the car, you soon realize that the industry requires a lot of storage space. Nestle’s Purina PetCare recently paid $108 million for a pair of Fairburn (Fulton County) warehouse and manufacturing facilities.
The Atlanta Business Chronicle reports the 38-acre deal includes the two buildings, which total around 671,850 square feet. Clarion Partners was the seller. Purina had been leasing the space.
Nestle employs more than 340 people at the Fairburn facility, which manufactures and stores dry pet food. It opened in 1972.
Nestle has two manufacturing facilities in Georgia — one in Fairburn and another in Hartwell — along with a distribution center in McDonough. The company employs 1,100 workers across the state.
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