Nestle USA, a subsidiary of Nestlé, is planning to open a seventh production line at its facility in Anderson, Indiana with an investment of more than $72m.

The new production line, which is scheduled to be operational in 2014, is expected to improve production capacity of the company’s Boost nutritional drink and Carnation Breakfast Essentials drink.

Established in March 2009, the Anderson facility manufactures Coffee-Mate non-dairy creamer and Nesquik ready-to-drink by employing about 700 people.

It also serves as storage and distribution centre for the company’s refrigerated products like Toll House Cookie Dough and Buitoni pastas.

Before finalising Anderson facility, the company considered several of its facilities for major expansion.

Earlier this month, the Anderson City Council has approved a $14m tax abatement that could lead to broadening of the company’s production facility in the city.

The expansion of facility is expected to create new jobs.

Commenting on the Anderson facility expansion, Chris Lloyd of Coles Marketing, a marketing agency working with Nestle on the project, told The Herald Bulletin: "There’s nothing to post any time soon. Right now, that’s being reserved until the company reaches the end of the process of the addition, which won’t be until at least next year. Once they get the line installed and the machinery in place, then you might start hearing something about jobs."

Nestlé has 468 factories in 86 countries worldwide and employs about 330,000 people.