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ROYAL CANIN Expands Wilson County, Tennessee, Manufacturing Center

ROYAL CANIN, a leader in science-based cat and dog health nutrition and a subsidiary of Mars Incorporated, will invest $200 million to expand its operations center in Wilson County, Tennessee. The project is expected to create more than 90 jobs.

Royal Canin’s investment will enable the facility to expand its capabilities to manufacture the Royal Canin and EUKANUBATM health and nutrition product lines. With the investment, the company will add more than 108,000 square feet of new working space with five additional highly automated production lines, doubling the plant capacity. The expansion began in 2019 and is scheduled for completion in 2022.

“Our commitment at Royal Canin is to transform the health of cats and dogs through individualized nutrition, in partnership with pet professionals. We have experienced tremendous growth, and the expansion at our Tennessee site confirms our commitment to meet the needs of the growing number of pets we serve. We are industry leaders in pet health and we have a responsibility to our pets, our pet owners, our associates and the pet professionals and communities we serve. We are beyond excited about our investment in our Lebanon site, said Cecile Coutens, regional president, Royal Canin .

“We are incredibly proud that Tennessee is home to Mars Petcare’s headquarters and pleased to see its brands grow and find success in our state. Expansions like this are supported by Tennessee’s pro-business environment and skilled workforce, and we thank Royal Canin for its continued investment in Wilson County,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.

Founded in 1968 and purchased by Mars, Inc. in 2001, Royal Canin is a global leader in pet science, health and nutrition. Royal Canin manufactures and supplies cat and dog food and is committed to science-based research and innovation that provides formulas with individualized nutritional solutions for cats and dogs.

“TVA and Middle Tennessee Electric congratulate Royal Canin on its decision to create new job opportunities in Wilson County. We are proud to partner with the Joint Economic and Community Development Board of Wilson County and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to support companies like Royal Canin, continuing its commitment to growth in the Valley,” noted John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development.

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