March 20, 2019

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Scoular to Build $50M Pet Food Ingredients Plant in U.S.
Scoular plans to construct a new production facility for freeze-dried pet food ingredients. Image courtesy of Pixabay

Grain processor and food and feed ingredients supplier Scoular announced Wednesday that a subsidiary will build a new 105,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant for freeze dried pet food ingredients in Seward, NE. The company is investing some $50 million in the project.

The investment stems from an uptick in demand for quality ingredients in the pet food industry as consumers turn to quality high protein, nutritious ingredients. 

“This facility will provide our pet food customers a simplified and efficient ingredient supply chain, while meeting the fast-growing demand for freeze-dried protein ingredients,” a Scoular press release said. 

Construction on the new facility is slated to begin in June following a ground-breaking ceremony. The structure will be erected at the Seward/Lincoln Regional Rail Campus over a period of about 14 to 16 months. Scoular said about 100 new jobs will be created when the manufacturing plant becomes operational in early fall 2020. 

“For 126 years, Scoular has invested in the people of Nebraska. We are excited to build on this legacy and advance our strategy with a unique facility that brings all phases of the freeze-drying manufacturing process under one roof,” the firm’s chief executive officer, Paul Maass, said in a statement. 

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