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CONSTRUCTION REPORT
Mars Petcare
Location: Kansas City, Mo.
Investment: $82M
Announced: July 2022
Estimated project completion: Early 2023
This global player owned by Mars, Inc. is bolstering its
pet treat manufacturing capacity with an $82 million
expansion of its existing facility in Kansas City, Mo.
The expansion will support the production of Mars'
GREENIES brand, with projected capacity of 940 million
treats annually, up 75% from current production
numbers. As part of the expansion, the company will install
new processing and packaging equipment, utilities
and infrastructure to support growing demand for its
dental treat brand. The project announcement followed
a $100 million commitment over the next three years to
expand Mars Petcare's wet pet food manufacturing plant
in Querétaro, Mexico, which is expected to double the
facility's current capacity.
Carnivore Meat Company
Location: Green Bay, Wis.
Announced: August 2022
Estimated project completion: End of 2023
The owner of Vital Essentials,
this Wisconsin-based
manufacturer is ramping up its freeze-dried and
frozen raw pet food capabilities with a greenfield,
235,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing
site in Green Bay. The production facility will house 36
proprietary freeze dryers to help the company meet risCarnivore
Meat Company
ing demand for freeze-dried products sold through its
Vital Essentials brand and private label partners. Highspeed
automation and robotics will also be incorporated
into the state-of-the-art facility. Once completed,
the
company hopes to achieve a six-fold increase in production
capacity compared to 2021.
Freshpet
Location: Hanover Township, Pa.
Announced: May 2022
Estimated project completion: Q3/Q4 2023
In addition to several other capacity expansions, this
fresh pet food company is strengthening its presence in
Lehigh County, Pa., by constructing a new manufacturing
kitchen in the area. The 99,000-square-foot, stateof-the-art
Innovation Kitchen will house new pet food
manufacturing lines to drive product innovation and expand
capacity for the company. This follows several investments
in Pennsylvania made by Freshpet since it set
down roots there in 2006, and builds on another major
project currently underway - the two-phase development
of a new pet food facility in Ennis, Texas.
Inspired Pet Nutrition
Location: Kinmel, North Wales
Investment: £6M
Announced: May 2022
Estimated project completion: January 2023
This UK pet food producer invested more than £6 million
(roughly $7.5 million USD at the time of the announcement)
to expand an existing facility in North
Wales, where the company produces its Harringtons
brand. According to Inspired Pet Nutrition, the expansion
will triple its current wet dog food tray capacity to
75 million units annually. Included in the expansion are
new processing and filling lines expected to run threetimes
faster than its current continuous manufacturing
lines. The expanded facility will also allow the company
to pursue new product development and meet growing
demand for wet dog food in the United Kingdom.
Diamond Pet Foods
Location: Rushville, Ind.
Investment: $259M
Announced: December 2021
Estimated project completion: 2024
Shortly after acquiring The J.M. Smucker Company's
private label dog food manufacturing plant in late 2021,
Diamond Pet Foods announced plans to establish its
first Indiana-based manufacturing plant in Rushville.
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