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Tuffy’s Pet Foods Celebrates New Pet Treat Facility


August 7, 2019

Press release: Tuffy’s Pet Foods

Tuffy’s Pet Foods announced its groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the start of construction on its new 170,000 sq. ft. pet treat facility in Delano, MN. Among those scheduled to participate are Delano city leaders including Mayor Dale J. Graunke along with executives from Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Founding Fathers Pet Treats and building contractor CRB. Representatives from the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and Pinky Swear Foundation will also be in attendance. Scheduled to open in November of 2020, this spectacular new distribution facility is expected to generate 150 new jobs.

“Tuffy’s Pet Foods story starts and ends with high-quality products,” said Charlie Nelson, president of Tuffy’s Pet Foods parent company KLN Family Brands. “People need to feel comfortable with what they’re feeding their four-legged family members and this new facility will allow us to meet consumer demand for safe products that their pets will enjoy eating. The plant will also allow us to operate sustainably thus reducing our environmental footprint.”

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.

Tuffy’s Pet Foods is providing financial support that will allow the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital to add its first ever full-time therapy dog to provide comfort and affection to kids being treated at the hospital. Tuffy’s, along with its parent company KLN Family Brands, also supports Pinky Swear Foundation, which provides financial and emotional assistance to kids with cancer and their families.

Based in Perham, MN, 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, PureVita and Natural Planet as well as numerous co-manufactured products.

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