Sunshine Mills buys Red Collar facility to boost pet treat capacity

Sunshine Mills buys Red Collar facility to boost pet treat capacity

Alabama-based pet food and treat maker Sunshine Mills acquired the Red Collar Pet Foods plant in Joplin, Missouri, reported the Joplin Globe. The facility will increase Sunshine Mills baked and cold-formed pet treat production capacity. The 200,000 square foot plant employs approximately 130 people.

The pet food treat production facility was originally built by Hampshire Pet Products in 2001 and sold to Red Collar in 2019. Florida-based Arbor Investments owns Red Collar. Sunshine Mills is a family owned and operated business.

About Sunshine Mills

Family owned and operated for more than 60 years, Sunshine Mills Inc. produces a variety of Sunshine brand pet foods and treats as well as private label offerings, according to Petfood Industry’s Top Pet Food Companies database. It operates multiple plants within the United States with more than 1 billion pounds annual capacity. Sunshine is expanding its product line and geographic reach to eventually include all of the United States and more than 30 countries worldwide.

Sunshine Mills’ annual revenue in 2022 was approximately US$420,000,000. In 2022, the company had seven production facilities and 900 employees.

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