Diamond Pet Food may expand California, USA facility

Diamond will need a permit from the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District before construction can proceed.

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Diamond Pet Food may expand their production facility in Ripon, California, USA, reported the Manteca Bulletin. Diamond will need a permit from the San Joaquin Air Pollution Control District before construction can proceed. The proposed expansion will include new equipment, including odor control devices.

Residents began complaining of odor from the plant after is opened in 2013, according to the report. Earlier odor control measures failed to mitigate the problem, to the consternation of city officials.

Diamond Pet Foods manufacturing facility history

Pet food manufacturer Diamond Pet Foods opened a manufacturing facility in Ripon, California, USA, creating more than 75 jobs, the company said.

The pet food manufacturing facility, the company's fourth, created jobs in manufacturing, quality control, administration and maintenance. The company said it expanded its production to better-serve its growing West Coast customers.

Diamond Pet Foods purchased the facility, previously owned by Neenah Paper, in 2010. Diamond renovated the facility over approximately 20 months using local contractors. It was expanded to include additional buildings, including a mill tower for petfood ingredient storage. The 150-acre Ripon facility also features an on-site solar farm, which the company says provides 20 percent of its power.

Diamond Pet Food history

Diamond Pet Foods manufactures brands of food for dogs and cats. The family-owned and privately held company is headquartered in Missouri and also has facilities in South Carolina, Arkansas and California.

Diamond brands include: Diamond Naturals, Diamond Naturals Grain-Free, Diamond Care, Nutra-Gold, Nutra-Gold Grain-Free, Nutra Nuggets Global, Nutra Nuggets US, Premium Edge, Professional, Taste of the Wild and Bright Bites snacks.

In April 2014, Diamond settled a class action lawsuit related to 2012 voluntary recall. In November 2013, Diamond was named one of the Principal Group's 10 Best Companies for Employee Financial Security.

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