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February 13, 2023
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Pet food giant Purina plans to acquire Red Collar Pet Foods' Miami, OK treat facility.Image courtesy of Freestocks/Unsplash
Nestlé Purina PetCare plans to acquire Red Collar Pet Foods' Miami, OK pet treats factory from Arbor Investments, with an exptected closing in March. The addition will expand in-house capabilities for dog and cat treats innovation and production.
The Red Collar factory was selected based on its current and future soft and meaty pet treats production capabilities and shared commitment to quality and safety. Purina has worked with the Red Collar team since 2022 to co-manufacture several soft chew pet treats under its Purina treats portfolio and Zuke's brands.
"We look forward to welcoming the Red Collar team to the Purina family and becoming part of the Miami community," said Nolan Terry, head of manufacturing for Nestlé Purina North America. "Working together, we can continue our shared legacy of operational excellence when it comes to the safety of our people and quality of our products."
In addition to the new facility, two dry food factories are currently under construction in Eden, NC and Williamsburg Township, OH, which are expected to open in late 2023 and 2024 respectively. Between 2020-2025, Purina is investing more than $2 billion in factory expansions, new construction, and acquisitions.
"The Miami, OK plant has a long legacy of industry-leading safety and quality, from the knowledgeable people to the high-quality, safe treats they produce," said Jim Cohen, president and CEO, Red Collar Pet Foods. "We are pleased that Miami's expertise, operational excellence and dedicated associates will be a great fit for Nestlé Purina."
The addition of the Red Collar facility will mark the 22nd Purina-owned and operated facility nationwide. Following closing, Purina will begin transitioning factory operations to produce its current and future dog and cat treat products.
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