Nestlé announces R&D center closing
The New Milford Spectrum
September 24, 2004
By Lynda Wellman
and Mark Langlois
"The town of New Milford, still reeling from recent layoffs at Kimberly-Clark Corp., has been hit with another major job cut at the local Nestlé facility. Last week, Nestlé officials announced that their Food Service Beverage Systems Research and Development program in New Milford would be transferred to Marysville, Ohio, and to product technology centers in Switzerland. That corporate decision will affect 100 employees in New Milford. All told, the layoffs at Kimberly-Clark and Nestlé — for decades twin pillars of the local economy — mean that since late July about 425 employees at the two businesses have learned that their jobs are transferred, gone or soon to be gone.