Gerber to relocate headquarters to Virginia

Elias Hubbard
April 17, 2018

(Updated at 2 p.m.) Baby food and products company Gerber is moving its headquarters from New Jersey to Rosslyn and creating 150 jobs, officials announced Monday afternoon (April 16).

Gerber will move operations to the same building as its sister company Nestle USA, which also recently relocated to the Washington D.C. area, the company said in a statement.

Gerber, which is a brand of Swiss-based Nestlé S.A., will join its corporate sibling Nestlé US at 1812 N. Moore St., said Victor Hoskins, director of Arlington Economic Development. Nestlé United States of America announced its move to Arlington from California 14 months ago; The complete Gerber move-in is likely to take another year.

Nestlé's decision to bring one of its top brands to Arlington after choosing the location for its U.S. headquarters past year is a major step forward in Arlington's effort to diversify its economy.

Founded in 1928 in Fremount, Michigan, Gerber joined as a subsidiary of Nestle S.A., located in Vevey, Switzerland, in September 2007. "Northern Virginia also offers a great quality of life for our employees and provides access to strong talent for our current and future needs". Rip Sullivan, and County Board Chair Katie Cristol.

The project was secured through The Virginia Economic Development Partnership working with the Arlington County Economic Development. Governor Northam approved a grant in the amount of $862,500 from the Commonwealth's Opportunity Fund to assist the County with the project.

Funding and services to support the company's employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program.

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