Champion Petfoods USA broke ground in Logan County, Kentucky, on July 23, 2014, opening its first US kitchen which will be sourced by local farmers. The Canada-based company specializes in biologically appropriate petfoods using fresh local ingredients.
Champion Petfoods to the Commonwealth,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “Not only will the
company create 147 jobs and invest US$85 million, it also will provide a
significant boost to our local farmers and Kentucky’s food production industry.
I look forward to seeing this Kentucky-made product on store shelves throughout
The facility is expected to be operational in 2016. “We found
the perfect location to prepare our biologically appropriate foods made from
fresh regional ingredients in the US,” said Frank Burdzy, Champion’s
president and CEO. “Access to local farmers, growers and producers will allow
our new Kentucky kitchen to advance our biologically appropriate mandate.”
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