Champion Petfoods has partnered with Gray Construction to expand its production, and the design-build firm will construct Champion's third kitchen, assuming responsibility for the design and construction of the new custom-fitted kitchens.
"We are very proud to invest in Kentucky's people and agriculture," said Frank Burdzy, president and CEO of Champion. "Our new custom-fitted kitchens will advance our biologically appropriate and fresh regional ingredient foods. With their rich family heritage and food experience, Gray is the perfect partner."
While cat trends continue, the pandemic has added to overall slow-growth treatment of the cat food market.
Premiumization and humanization, as well as automation, fueled continued operation growth in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic.