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PROCESSOR PROFILE
FLEXIBILITY
FOR THE FUTURE
As the pet food market continues to steadily grow, Tuffy's Treat
Company remains flexible, adjusting to the changes ahead.
By Kimberlie Clyma | kclyma@sosland.com
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There likely aren't many people in Perham, Minn., who
aren't familiar with Tuffy's Pet Foods and KLN Family
Brands. And most, likely consider the Nelson family a
household name. After all, it was almost 60 years ago
when Darrell " Tuffy " Nelson started Tuffy's Pet Foods
with just 13 employees in the Minnesota community.
The legacy business that has been passed on to a second
and now third generation of Nelsons has evolved
from offerings of pet food to sweet and salty snacks, and
back again. The family brand that has exerted its corporate
and community influence on the city of Perham is
now making its mark just three hours south, outside the
Twin Cities, in the city of Delano.
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Just shy of three years ago, the company broke ground
on its 173,500-square-foot pet treat plant and, since
then, operations have been in full force. With the pet
treat production barely at full operational capacity, the
company has already adjusted its original production
plans and branched out into the unchartered territory of
canned pet food production.
None of this would have been possible if the Delano
facility had not been built with flexibility at the forefront
of its design. Flexibility has been the name of the game
from Day 1 at Tuffy's Treat Company.
" What we planned to do with this facility and what we
did are totally different, " said Mark Sailer, engineering
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