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Pet Food Ingredient Maker to Build $50M Plant

It will employ close to 100 people.




The Lincoln Journal Star reports that a pet food ingredient maker plans to build a $50 million plant in Seward, NE.

Scoular Co., based in Omaha, focuses on the buying, selling, storage, handling, transportation and processing of grain and food ingredients.

The planned facility will “establish Scoular’s new freeze-dried pet food ingredients platform,” according to the Journal Star. It will employ close to 100 people.

“For 126 years, Scoular has invested in the people of Nebraska. We are excited to build on this legacy and advance our strategy with a unique facility that brings all phases of the freeze-drying manufacturing process under one roof,” said Scoular CEO Paul Maass.

He added: “Pet owners increasingly seek protein-rich, nutritious and convenient products. Scoular has worked with pet food partners for years providing procurement and supply chain solutions.

“This facility will provide our pet food customers a simplified and efficient ingredient supply chain, while meeting the fast-growing demand for freeze-dried protein ingredients.”


The 105,000-square-foot manufacturing facility will be located at the Seward/Lincoln Regional Rail Campus. Construction will take about 14 to 16 months, with the goal of being operational by early fall 2020, the company said in a press release.

Read more at the Lincoln Journal Star



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