Tuffy’s Pet Foods Inc., of Perham, Minnesota, USA, has opened a new, 130,000-square-foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Tuffy’s is scheduled to commission the new facility on August 19, 2015, with a formal opening celebration to be conducted that afternoon.

The $70 million facility has been purpose built from the ground up to provide the safest environment for food safety, efficiency and flexibility. The facility is designed to meet and exceed the expectations of its customers and the stringent requirements of the pet food market. This has been accomplished by combining the most technologically advanced equipment with complete process segregation. The facility expansion comprises more than 180,000 square feet of production and warehouse space to accommodate Tuffy’s rapid growth.

Production capacity in the new facility will increase in excess of 50% over the original facility with planned expansion capabilities for additional growth. The original facility will be converted to warehouse space and an expansion of soft moist treat capacity.

Tuffy’s has been producing dry dog and cat food kibble for more than 50 years. Tuffy’s produces kibble for its own National Brand offerings NutriSource, Pure Vita and Natural Planet as well as numerous co-manufactured products.

 Tuffy’s parent company, KLN Family Brands is headquartered nearby.