Simmons Pet Foods plans to expand its Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA production facility, reported local Fox affiliate KNWA. The expansion will add 90,000 square feet with three production lines. The pet food facility will add 150 jobs, and completion is planned for fall of this year.
Last year, Simmons announced plans to expand wet production capacity with the first phase of the current expansion plan. The plan included the addition of a new wet pet food operation with 168 million units of canned production capacity. The operation is set to come online in July 2021 and will create up to 100 new jobs in the Arkansas region.
The next phase is a second addition of a new wet pet food operation with 240 million units of canned production capacity. This addition is scheduled for completion in the fourth quarter of 2021. To further advance the company’s long-term growth strategy, this new location will have the potential for future expansion.
According to Top Pet Food Companies Current Data, Simmons Pet Food is a North American private-label and contract manufacturer of wet and dry pet food and meaty treats. The company produces both premium and value-focused offerings, supplying top brands and retailers with products in a variety of formats, including cans, pouches, cups and tub. Simmons is a family owned company in business for 70 years and is headquartered in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, USA. Simmons Pet Food operates three wet pet food production facilities, a dry pet food facility and a meaty treats production facility. These operations are located in the United States, including northwest Arkansas, Kansas and New Jersey, and in Ontario, Canada. Simmons Pet Food is owned by Simmons Foods, Inc. & Affiliates.
Tim Wall covers the dog, cat and other pet food industries as senior reporter for WATT Global Media. He hold a master's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri - Columbia and a bachelor's degree in biology. Wall served in the Peace Corps in Honduras from 2005 to 2007. His work has appeared in Scientific American, Discovery News, Honduras Weekly and other outlets. Contact Wall via https://www.wattglobalmedia.com/contact-us/
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