New State of the Art Production Facility

Expectations in the Pet Food Industry have changed dramatically and are on par if not exceeding the human food industry. Food safety and especially microbiological safety are the keys to being in this market and offering us the opportunity to grow. Our new facility has been designed with food safety in mind at every step. This includes a plant layout which has segregated employee traffic flows, segregated air flows, and state of the art cooking, drying, coating, cooling equipment, and conveying equipment. In planning this facility all of our decisions have revolved around Food Safety and efficiency, while streamlining our processes.

The processing and packaging areas of the new facility will be made of pre-stressed concrete walls with a rubber roof. Our packaging systems have been designed for flexibility for blending and conveying will supply four packaging lines. Two lines will be moved from the current facility and a new high speed large line and a new small line with a bundler will be purchased. The new facility will initially have three extrusion lines that will have the ability to produce 180,000 tons or more depending upon product mix. There is also room for a fourth extrusion line for additional future growth.

Key Plant Expansion benefits include: greatly reduce or eliminate bio-contamination, one of the first pet food plants in the U.S. to achieve this, increase capacity and efficiency to meet increased demand for both our branded and private label products and improve capability to produce super premium and super premium pet foods that include an expanding array of premium and exotic protein sources.

At Tuffy’s Pet Foods we have a responsibility to help our community and to continue making a positive contribution to the world. We will continue to reduce our environmental footprint, reduce waste and increase efficiency. From our family to yours.

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Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc., Perham, MN is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new, 130,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Tuffy’s is scheduled to commission the new facility on August 19th with a formal opening celebration to be conducted that afternoon.

The $70 million State of the art facility has been purpose built from the ground up to provide the safest environment for food safety, efficiency and flexibility. The facility is designed to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and the stringent requirements of today’s pet food market. This has been accomplished by combining the most technologically advanced equipment with complete process segregation. The facility expansion comprises over 180,000 square feet of production and warehouse space to accommodate Tuffy’s rapid growth.

Production capacity in the new facility will increase in excess of 50% over the original facility with planned expansion capabilities for additional growth. The original facility will be converted to warehouse space and an expansion of soft moist treat capacity.

Tuffy’s has been producing dry dog and cat food kibble for over 50 years. Tuffy’s currently produces kibble for its’ own National Brand offerings NutriSource, Pure Vita and Natural Planet as well as numerous co-manufactured products.

Tuffy’s parent company, KLN Family Brands is headquartered nearby with their Kenny’s Candy Licorice and Nutheads Chocolate factories located near the facility.

All KLN Family Brands companies share a simple vision: Produce the safest, highest quality products in the USA and offer them at a fair price while providing stable meaningful employment in a friendly, family-based atmosphere.

For more information on the exciting new Tuffy’s facility or any of the KLN Family Brands companies please visit us on the web at

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