Although considered down-home and southern, Atlanta has an increasingly large population of migrants from other parts of the U.S. that has, over time, transformed the climate into a multi-cultural melting pot. Traditional southern culture is deeply ingrained in the city's fabric, but it has become much more the backdrop to one of the nation's most cosmopolitan cities.
The arts district in Midtown, eclectic neighborhoods of the eastside and the multi-ethnic enclaves along Buford Highway are just small strands that help weave together the uniqueness of this city. Atlanta is one of few cities in the U.S. with permanent, professional resident companies in all major performing arts disciplines, which include the Atlanta Opera, Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Alliance Theatre. As a national hub for the creative arts, Atlanta is home to several monumental museums and institutions that drive much of today's city foot traffic.
Aside from being the humble home to the headquarters of Coca Cola (World of Coca Cola), Delta Airlines and CNN Center, Atlanta is also widely known for its contributing role in the development of various genres of American music through the city's history – hence the city's stage name, "Hot Lanta".
Having hosted the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994 and XXXIV in 2000, Atlanta has developed into prime real estate for sporting events and other forms of popular recreation. For those who prefer participating more so than remaining a spectator, the city's 350+ parks, nature preserves, gardens and community centers provide great recreational options for all ages.
Nestlé Purina is a proud fixture in the city of Atlanta. Our factory is located just 20 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson International – the world's busiest airport. This strategic location offers associates and their families easy access to travel and the convenience of quickly navigating to other nearby areas of the city.
Unique to our Atlanta factory is a solar project completed in 2013 that is our largest solar project to date. We installed a 450-kilowatt photovoltaic system of nearly 1,900 panels that powers our operations. We're proud that the amount of energy produced annually by this solar array could power nearly 52 average-sized homes or approximately 5,000 light bulbs for an entire year. Learn more about our sustainability efforts in Atlanta.
Over 300 Purina associates are based in our Atlanta factory working passionately each day to produce our wide array of dry pet food. We began manufacturing in 1972 with the production of salable Dog Chow® and, since the factory's inception, it has grown dramatically into a state-of-the-art facility that allows for production of all dry pet food products.
Have you ever considered a career in manufacturing? Or at least living and working in beautiful metro Atlanta?