Mead Johnson Announces Powder Packaging Expansion

Project Represents $32.8 Million Investment in Evansville Facility

EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 21, 2009-- Mead Johnson & Company announced today that it has selected Evansville as the site of a $32.8 million powder blending and packaging facility. The new facility will enhance the company’s ability to respond to the growing consumer preference for powdered infant formula products.

The new production facility, which will create approximately 35 new positions, will be housed in buildings located on the Mead Johnson Evansville campus. Existing space will be renovated and new manufacturing equipment will be installed to accommodate production needs. Construction on the 32,000 square foot facility is scheduled to begin in late 2009 and production is expected to begin in late 2010.

“The new manufacturing capability will allow us to better meet consumers’ needs and help fulfill our mission to provide nutritional brands and products trusted to give infants and children the best start in life,” said Mead Johnson Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Jeff Jobe. “The facility will create greater operational diversification and flexibility in our global supply chain network.”

Jobe added that the new Evansville powder blending and packaging operation will be a first for the site, which traditionally has produced liquid products. The new facility will strategically supplement the company’s existing powder production processes in Zeeland, Michigan. The decision to locate the production facility in Evansville was based in part on tax incentives from the State of Indiana and the City of Evansville.

“Today’s announcement is great news for the people of southern Indiana. I appreciate Mead Johnson’s continued belief and investment in our citizens and community,” said Congressman Brad Ellsworth. “As we work to turn this economy around, it is critical that public officials continue to work with our business community to create an environment that will lead to increased job creation for our state.”

About Mead Johnson

Mead Johnson & Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Mead Johnson Nutrition Company (NYSE: MJN). Mead Johnson Nutrition, a global leader in pediatric nutrition, develops, manufactures, markets and distributes more than 70 products in over 50 markets worldwide. The company’s mission is to create nutritional brands and products trusted to give infants and children the best start in life. The company’s “Enfa” family of brands, including Enfamil® infant formula, is the world’s leading brand franchise in pediatric nutrition. For more information, go to

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