The company presented its plans to build a new petfood plant in Decatur to the city's planning and zoning committee on June 25. With plans to spend US$8 million building a 3,600-square-foot facility by March 2010, Simmons expects to employ 15 to 20 people by the end of the year. It eventually plans to employ 80 people, who will earn a starting salary of over US$25,000 a year.
New shelter data casts doubt on whether the pet population and pet ownership are truly growing.
While the pandemic caused unprecedented suffering worldwide in 2020, the disruptions to dogs, cats and other pets adoption numbers may normalize in 2021.