Glenn Polyn//May 11, 2021//
Glenn Polyn //May 11, 2021//
Press release: Red Collar Pet Foods
Red Collar Pet Foods is embarking on a $5.7 million expansion at its Clinton, Oklahoma manufacturing plant located one mile south of I-40 on US 183.
The new 85,000-square-foot warehouse will be built on the south side of the existing building to help meet the high demand for products, and is on the heels of Red Collar’s expansion of its packaging capabilities. Construction is set to begin at end of the year.
“Congratulations to Red Collar Pet Foods and the community of Clinton on this exciting expansion,” said Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt. “Oklahoma is an ideal distribution point for the nation because of our central location and proximity to 88 million customers within a 500-mile radius, and Red Collar’s location in Clinton off of I-40 makes them uniquely capable to capitalize on a great logistical opportunity.”
The current workforce at the Clinton facility is 111. A fourth shift added at the end of 2020 resulted in 20 new hires. Nationwide, Red Collar has almost 800 employees at its six manufacturing facilities across the United States and its corporate offices in Franklin, Tennessee.
“The Clinton plant continues to be one of our fastest growing plants in Red Collar Pet Foods coast-to-coast network,” said Greg Wolking, the company’s chief operating officer. “When completed, the warehouse expansion enables capacity for future growth and additional hiring.”
“Red Collar Pet Foods is one of thousands of manufacturing operations to find success in our state,” said Scott Mueller, Oklahoma secretary of commerce and workforce development. “We are excited for the new job opportunities this brings to Clinton and look forward to continuing to work with the company to help them meet their goals.”
Red Collar Pet Foods was created December 2018 as a result of Arbor Investments’ acquisition of Mars Petcare’s Exclusive Brands business. In February 2019, the newly rebranded company acquired Joplin, Missouri-based Hampshire Pet Products, a leading manufacturer of baked and cold-formed pet treats. The acquisition makes Red Collar the largest private label and contract manufacturers of dog and cat pet treats in North America. All told, the company employs nearly 800 at its headquarters and across its six manufacturing sites located in Orangeburg, South Carolina; Washington Court House, Ohio; Miami, Oklahoma; Clinton, Oklahoma; San Bernardino, California, and Joplin, Missouri.