Darling Ingredients Inc. is continuing to invest in the pet food industry as it announced, on Oct. 5, the acquisition of most of the assets of Triple – T Foods Arkansas Inc. The deal includes a cold storage operation in Rogers, Arkansas, and a wet pet food ingredient production facility in Springdale. Darling’s Dar Pro Ingredients subsidiary produces ingredients for many of the pet food industry’s largest brands. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Triple – T Foods is an excellent strategic fit with Darling's growing specialty pet food ingredient portfolio,” said Randall Stuewe, Darling Ingredients chairman and CEO. He said the acquisition is expected to increase its customer base by supplementing the company’s other wet pet food facilities in Kentucky and Nebraska.
“Triple – T has established a long history of providing quality proteins into the high-end pet food markets, and we look forward to building upon that reputation,” said Stuewe.