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Sunshine Mills Acquires Red Collar Pet Treats Plant in Joplin, MO

By Pet Age Staff//October 16, 2023//

Sunshine Mills Acquires Red Collar Pet Treats Plant in Joplin, MO

By: Pet Age Staff//October 16, 2023//

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Press release: Sunshine Mills

Sunshine Mills, a family-owned and operated high-quality pet food and treat producer, recently announced the successful acquisition of the Joplin, Missouri pet treats manufacturing facility of Red Collar Pet Foods, a portfolio company of Arbor Investments. The addition of the Joplin facility brings immediate additional capacity for baked and cold-formed pet treats and strategic value to the company and its customer base.

“It was immediately clear to me that the high-quality operations, strong customer relationships, and the highly experienced team in Joplin were the perfect fit to join the Sunshine Mills family,” said Alan Bostick, president and CEO of Sunshine Mills, Inc. “The Joplin addition further strengthens our tradition of proudly serving the world’s pets with a variety of foods and treats at affordable prices.”

The nearly 130 associates working in the Joplin plant have deep expertise in manufacturing baked biscuits and cold-formed treats for dogs and cats. Located in a central U.S. location, Joplin allows for efficient distribution and nationwide coverage. The facility features over 200,000 square feet of production and warehouse space, sitting on 18 acres.

“We are thrilled to see the knowledgeable and engaged team of associates at Joplin join the like-minded family at Sunshine Mills,” said Greg Wolking, president and CEO at Red Collar Pet Foods. “We now look forward to crossing paths with them as our industry colleagues while Red Collar continues to serve customers and key retailers.”

Bentley Associates L.P. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Red Collar Pet Foods, Inc. The transition is expected to be swift with Sunshine Mills assuming the operations in Joplin immediately.