A company that manufactures dry and moist dog and cat food and treats, Tuffy’s Pet Foods started construction on a 173,500 Sq. ft. state-of-the-art pet treat facility Delano, Minnesota. The project is expected to create 150 jobs.
The facility, slated to open in November 2020, will feature two extrusion lines producing 9,000 lbs. of semi-moist pet treats each hour and six packaging lines producing stand-up resealable pouches. The plant will initially employ 50 people and 150 jobs when it reaches capacity. The facility will be designed and built to achieve Green Globe Certification for sustainability.
“Tuffy’s is committed to producing great products for four-legged family members,” said Charlie Nelson, President of Tuffy’s Pet Foods parent company KLN Family Brands. “We are equally committed to being a great corporate citizen and an important part of the Delano business community.”
According to company officials, the ultramodern facility will provide the safest environment for pet food safety, efficiency and flexibility. The facility is designed meet and exceed the stringent requirements of today’s pet food market using sustainable operations that reduce the plant’s environmental footprint and waste.
Based in Perham, Minnesota, Tuffy’s has been producing dry dog and cat food kibble for over 50 years. Tuffy’s currently produces kibble under its own national brands NutriSource, Pure Vita and Natural Planet as well as numerous co-manufactured products.
Delano Mayor Dale Graunke said, “Delano is open for business and our beautiful city couldn’t be more excited to have such a highly-respected family-owned company add jobs and vitality to Delano. We want Tuffy’s Pet Foods to feel as home in Delano as they do in Perham.”