Simmons Pet Food Opens $60 Million Facility In Emporia, Kansas

Simmons Pet Food Inc., a company of Siloam Springs-based Simmons Foods Inc. and Affiliates, recently opened a $60 million Flexible Packaging Facility in Emporia, Kan.

The 208,000-square-foot plant is expected to add 100 new jobs to the existing workforce of 500 people. By 2022, 200 new jobs are expected to be added. Before the facility opened, Simmons Pet Food employed 500 people at its Emporia location.

The plant began operating in May and will increase Simmons’ production capacity for flexible wet pet food packaging. The plant features new cooking technology and packaging automation and can produce cup, tub and pouch packaging. By 2022, it will have an annual capacity to produce 9 million cases of wet pet food cups and 2.4 million cases of tubs.      MORE

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