Phelps Pet Products acquired Simmons Pet Food and all of the company’s pet treat production equipment from its facility in Arkansas. According to media reports, the acquisition will more than double Phelps’ production capacity and expand its portfolio. The company is working on launching the new equipment and lines in Q3 of 2022.
“We are thrilled to collaborate with Simmons on this transformational growth step which will bring expanded state-of-the-art capacity and new capabilities to better service our customers,” said Rick Ruffolo, CEO and President of Phelps Pet Products. “After three years of unprecedented growth, there was an urgent need for significantly more capacity to fulfill the increasing customer demand for our innovative ‘Made in the USA’ treats, USDA certified organic recipes, our up-cycled ingredient options and our first-to-market plant-based (meatless) jerky treats.”