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08/13/2021

Private brand pet supplement leader to triple production

The company announced a $25 million expansion in Windsor, Colo.
Dan Ochwat
Executive Editor
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PetDine, Fort Collins, Colo., is growing again.

A leader in private brand pet supplements announced the expansion of a 105,000,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in Windsor in its home state. The $25 million expansion will triple the company’s cold extrusion soft chew production, expand its liquid pet topper line and provide a standalone powder and sachet production line.

Windsor is located between the mountains and the plains and is centrally located between Fort Collins, Greeley and Loveland. The facility joins a plant at PetDine’s headquarters in Fort Collins, including a newly built innovation center, and an expansive, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Harvard, Ill.

The Windsor facility provides timely increased growth opportunities in the contract manufacturing industry for the company and will bring up to 40 new jobs to the region.

“From sourcing the finest ingredients to exploring new opportunities in the pet supplement and pet treat space, we do everything possible to maintain leadership in the fast-paced pet supplement industry,” said Preston Munsch, PetDine CEO. “Our growth is centered on helping clients capitalize on opportunities quickly and cost-effectively, while maintaining unparalleled product quality and ensuring true client product differentiation.”

The new plant falls under the guidance of Jay Sokolowski, PetDine senior operations manager, who was hired earlier this year. The Windsor facility will utilize the company’s access to more than 300 high-quality ingredients to increase output of pet product formulations unique to each store brand and contract manufacturing client. 

PetDine said it’s production process uses no water, which can produce mold, and no heat, which can change the integrity, viability, and structure of the product or chew. Products are manufactured without such ingredients as corn, wheat, sugars, salts, artificial colors, and gumming agents.

“PetDine’s tagline is simply ‘Made Better,’ whether that is functional liquid pet food toppers, soft chews or pet supplement powders,” said Sokolowski. “Everything we do is for the health and benefit of pets and making it possible for our clients to provide the best products for those pets. It is exciting to be a part of a company that is rapidly growing and expanding to continually be at the forefront of the pet food industry.”