SOLON, Ohio -- Nestle held a groundbreaking ceremony this afternoon on a new research and development facility.
Construction on the $53 million facility is expected to begin this summer and the new facility is expected to be operational by 2014.
The 144,000 square foot building will be dedicated to frozen and chilled foods research and house office and labs for about 100 staff members working with chefs to create new products.
Nestlé Prepared Foods Company was first established in Solon in 1968. The company employs more than 1,900 in its offices and operational facilities. More than 2,700 people are employed by Nestle throughout Ohio.