HARVARD – Pedigree Ovens and PetDine LLC’s combined expansion is complete in a new 220,000-square-foot facility in Harvard.
Owners Preston Munsch, Ken Munsch and Kurt Stricker acquired the 55-year-old company two years ago. Stricker has owned and operated the pet treat manufacturer Pedigree Ovens for
20 years in Harvard.
The expansion and collaboration will allow for increased manufacturing capacity and the ability to roll out new products, Stricker said.
“Putting the manufacturing together will allow for some synergies of ingredients, shipping and warehouse controls,” Stricker said. “We are moved in and ready for production.”
PetDine’s products are free of artificial colors, corn, wheat, sugar and salt. The company doesn’t use any binding or gumming agents or water, which helps avoid mold, according to a statement from the company.
“We pride ourselves on our quality control from the time the ingredients get to our facility to the finished product. Every single product we produce goes through a full microanalysis test, performed by an independent, third-party lab, testing for toxins,” Preston Munsch said. “This extensive process enables us to make the most highly functional and palatable pet products, assuring every chew that leaves our facility is of the highest quality.”
Preston Munsch said that PetDine and Pedigree Ovens both have seen increased demand and client growth, which created the need for expansion.
“By leveraging capabilities, improving processes, tapping into our industry connections and expanding our breadth of offerings to current customers, we are generating dozens of inbound leads per week,” he said. “The manufacturing world is getting smaller and smaller. It’s expensive to manufacture and expensive to earn certification. But our flexibility enables us to work with small or big companies. And we are pretty proud of what we’ve accomplished.”