Mars Petcare modernizes Kansas City, Missouri manufacturing complex

Pet food and pet products maker Mars Petcare will upgrade its manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri. The $82 million project is expected to create 95 jobs.

The expansion will increase GREENIES candy production capacity by more than 75%, or more than 940 million candies per year. Upgrades also include adding new processing and packaging machinery, as well as utilities and infrastructure. The establishment currently employs more than 260 employees.

“As the bond between people and their pets has never been stronger, we are committed to meeting the ever-growing needs of pet owners and pursuing our goal: a better world for pets. “said Ikdeep Singh, Global President of Mars Pet Nutrition. . “We are proud to deepen our commitment to Kansas City and our associates who play a vital role in pursuing product innovation to meet the new ways pet parents seek to bond with their pets. pets and feed them.”

Mars Petcare’s Kansas City facility is one of more than a dozen locations nationwide and has served as a fundamental treat manufacturing hub since 2006.

“Kansas City’s strong workforce and business-friendly climate have made it a dynamic and ideal location for manufacturers like Mars Petcare,” said Maggie Kost, acting director of the Department of Economic Development. “This expansion creates more quality jobs and demonstrates confidence in our state’s business advantages. We appreciate the work of our partners on this important project that will strengthen the Kansas City area’s ability to thrive for years to come.

Mars, Incorporated is an American multinational manufacturer of confectionery, pet food and other food products and provider of animal care services, with annual revenue of $40 billion in 2020. Mars was ranked the sixth largest private company in the United States. by Forbes.

“We are thrilled that Mars Petcare continues to grow in our community,” said Steven Anthony, executive director of business development for the Kansas City Economic Development Corporation. “Their growth is indicative of the momentum we are seeing in creating new jobs and attracting businesses through our business-friendly leadership and our dedication to making KCMO a better place to live and work. “

Marjorie N. McClure