Pet Food Experts, a pet food and supply distributor, is expanding by building a 170,000-square-foot facility on 18.9 acres of land in Denver, Penn.
“Our new facility will allow us to drastically increase efficiency, reduce our environmental impact, and most importantly, allow us to keep up with the strong growth and support of our independent retailers in the region,” Michael Baker, CEO, said.
The bigger distribution center will also accommodate their expanding portfolio of super premium and holistic pet food brands including the increasingly popular frozen pet foods.
Glenn J. Frill, president of Professional Design and Construction, said that while the building’s footprint will be 170,000-square-feet, a mezzanine would boost the total square footage to 197,000-square-feet.
The building is being designed so it could be expanded by an additional 58,000 square feet, Frill said.
Construction of the facility, which will be located at 561 S. Muddy Creek Rd., is expected to be complete in late 2014.
Pet Food Experts expanded to Lancaster, Penn. in 2011, occupying a building measuring 108,000-square-feet.
All 30 of Pet Food Experts’ current local workforce will be offered jobs at the new location, and once the new building is complete, at least 30 new jobs will be added, Jim Alden, CFO, said.