Hill's picks Emporia for pet food plant
Hill's Pet Nutrition announced that it would build a 28,000 m2
plant in Emporia, the third pet food plant to locate in this city
in Kansas, USA.
The dry pet food plant brings with it more than 100 manufacturing jobs and will
be located on an 32 ha site just south of Norfolk Iron and Metal and the
new REG biodiesel plant in western Emporia. Emporia beat out several other
sites, including Hill's headquarters city of Topeka, to land the
"Kansas has been home to Hill's for more than 60 years and we look
forward to expanding our presence here to support the continuing growth of our
business," company president Justin Skala said in a prepared statement. "This
was a rigorous year-long process and we greatly appreciate the assistance we
received from state and local officials."
Overall, the company said, more
than a dozen sites were considered. Hill's will continue to operate its global
headquarters, pet nutrition center and canned food manufacturing plant in
Topeka, where it employs 850 people.
Hill's Pet Nutrition
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