Diamond Pet Foods has broken ground on a new $259 million 700,000-sq-ft manufacturing and distribution center in Rushville, Ind., increasing its presence in the Midwest. Expected to be operational by the end of 2024, the facility will produce cat and dog food from U.S.-sourced ingredients and create approximately 170 new jobs.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation committed to the project up to $1.5 million in the form of incentive-based tax credits, which the company will be eligible to claim when it meets hiring goals, and local infrastructure improvements have been made.
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“We are excited to choose Rushville for its proximity to suppliers as well as the community’s skilled workforce,” says Mike Kampeter, president of Diamond Pet Foods. “This new state-of-the-art facility will allow us to continue offering quality pet food at prices pet parents can feel good about. We look forward to adding Rushville and Indiana to the Diamond family.”
“We couldn’t be prouder to welcome one of the world’s largest privately held pet food manufacturers to Indiana’s thriving economic ecosystem,” says Gov. Holcomb. “The Crossroads of America is where agriculture and innovation perfectly intersect, and precisely where our number one ranked infrastructure program, high quality of place, and access to talent all contribute to supporting Diamond’s impressive goals and growth. I’m confident, together, we’ll find success in Indiana for generations to come.”
Headquartered in Meta, Mo., Diamond Pet Foods is a family-owned business that was founded in 1970. The company has more than 1,000 employees in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, South Carolina, and California.