Purina claims to be the largest manufacturer of dry dog and cat food in the United States. Its dry dog food business has grown by seven per cent in the past year, which is twice the rate of the category overall, according to the company. With a total investment of 140 mio dollars in this expansion by 2023, Purina's Clinton factory will significantly increase the production of high-quality and nutritious brands, states the company.
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"Pet owners have trusted Purina for over 90 years, and demand for Purina products is strong and continues to grow," said John Bear, vice-president of manufacturing at Purina. "We are proud to produce high-quality products for dogs and cats at our Clinton factory. This expansion reflects an investment in our local operations and our commitment to continue delivering innovative and highly nutritious pet foods."
Purina's expansion in Clinton is one example of how the company is making investments to grow the business and advance pet care. In 2019, Purina invested more than 500 mio dollars in its factories across the United States on projects that help grow and sustain the business, including more than 30 mio dollars in Iowa operations alone.
"For more than 50 years, Purina's Clinton factory has provided quality jobs for the region," said Roger Brecht, Purina Clinton factory manager. "It's an exciting time at Purina, and we're proud to continue making the great foods that pets love while bringing even more quality jobs to the region."