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ONE-STOP
SHOP
Petsource by Scoular brings the multiple phases of freezedried
pet food production under one roof in Seward, Neb.
By Kimberlie Clyma | kclyma@sosland.com
One year after the
new Petsource plant
was up and running,
expansion plans
were already underway
to add another
60,000 square feet
to the facility.
Photos by Rebecca S. Gratz
In the pet food processing industry, it's not at all uncommon
for the manufacturing of freeze-dried pet food
products to be a multi-site production process. Meat and
ingredient processing is done at one location; freeze drying
is performed at another site; and packaging is completed
at yet another location.
Companies offering each of these services work together
to get product made and brands are able to offer
their pet food and treats to customers around the
country without fail. This system works, and countless
pet food companies have been taking advantage of this
production process for years.
In 2019, Scoular set out to streamline this process with
its plans to build a new $55 million, 105,000-square-foot
manufacturing facility in Seward, Neb., to co-manufacture
freeze-dried ingredients, treats and completeand-balanced
diets for the pet food industry. The new
plant and indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Scoular
- Petsource by Scoular - offers a one-stop shop for
freeze-dried pet food production.
" For many decades, Scoular has been focused on
providing ingredient solutions for our customers in the
food segment, both human and pet food, " said Amy
Patterson, president of Petsource by Scoular. " We saw
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the opportunity to provide a streamlined manufacturing
solution for finished freeze-dried pet food, whereas in
the past, those manufacturing steps may have occurred
in multiple facilities and with multiple touch points. "
For years, Scoular, a 130-year-old employee-owned
company with more than $9.7 billion in sales, has been
in the business of buying, selling, storing, handling and
processing grain and ingredients, as well as managing
transportation and logistics worldwide. Pet food had
long been one of the many industries the company supported
with its ingredients but, prior to the creation of
Petsource, the company had never been on the front end
of the manufacturing side of pet food products.
With the pet food industry's sustained growth year after
year, and more companies looking to develop more
product options for pets, Scoular customers were looking
for more capacity in the freeze-dried pet food and
treat marketplace. Petsource was the solution they were
looking for.
" Scoular had supplied the pet food industry with ingredients
for years - those were our previous customers, "
Patterson said. " In 2017, the company had an idea.
Take the freeze-dry supply chain and put it all under one
roof. Bring in raw material expertise with all freeze-dry
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