Solid Gold Pet will move its corporate headquarters to Chesterfield, Missouri from Greenville, South Carolina. The pet food company will increase its operations team at the same time.

“Our supply chain and manufacturing facilities are also located in the Midwest,” said Bob Rubin, CEO and president of Solid Gold Pet, in a press release. “Housing our corporate offices in St. Louis will allow Solid Gold Pet to centralize our support for our customers and vendors, which means increased efficiency and productivity.”

Solid Gold Pet will hire more than 20 employees over the next several months to support operations at its new dog-friendly headquarters. The company is moving into St. Louis in coordinated waves to avoid any disruptions to retail and vendor partners, according to Rubin.

“With our Kansas City Animal Health Corridor making up more than 56 percent of the world’s total animal health research, diagnostics and pet food sales, Missouri is at the center of animal health innovation,” said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, in a press release. “Solid Gold Pet’s decision to join Missouri’s growing community of animal-focused companies further solidifies our global leadership in this industry while creating high-paying jobs for families in our state.”

The City of Chesterfield, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri Partnership, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and St. Louis Regional Chamber assisted with Solid Gold’s relocation efforts.

Superfoods and high-protein ingredients

Solid Gold pet food brand was developed more than 40 years ago. Solid Gold’s core line of dry food formulas includes superfoods, proteins and wild-caught ocean white fishmeal, according to company materials. These ingredients reflect pet food industry-wide trends towards superfoods, high protein and functional ingredients.