Targeted Pet Treats will invest $3.4 million to expand operations at its existing facility in Warren, Pennsylvania. The company plans to create 115 new, full-time jobs over the next three years and retain 146 existing employees statewide.
A private label manufacturer of injection molded dental hygiene dog treats and toys for pets, Targeted Pet Treats was established in 2000 with a commitment to deliver competitive, reliable, and safe products through sustainable and environmentally responsible operations. In addition to its dog snack and pet toy lines, Targeted Pet Treats partnered with Ainsworth Pet Nutrition to diversifying its offerings by creating innovative injection molded products for the pet pharmaceutical industry.
In August, the company received a funding proposal from Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development that included a $150,000 Pennsylvania First Program grant, $75,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits, $230,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs, and $51,750 in WEDnetPA funding for employee training. The company was also encouraged to apply for a $1 million low-interest loan from the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority for machinery and equipment.
"Targeted Pet Treats is a part of a trend that we are continuing to see in the commonwealth: manufacturing companies are choosing Pennsylvania as the best place to grow their businesses. In fact, today Pennsylvania's $85 billion manufacturing industry is the eighth-largest of its kind in the United States,” said Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin.
“More than 560,000 people are employed by nearly 20,000 manufacturing employers throughout the commonwealth. We applaud Targeted Pet Treats for its decision to call Pennsylvania home and commend the company for its continued growth, commitment to job creation, and significant contributions to the state's economic well-being,” he added.