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Royal Canin expanding North Sioux City facility, adding nearly 150 more jobs

Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 11:37 AM CST
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NORTH SIOUX CITY, S.D. (KTIV) - A pet food company plans to invest nearly $200 million into its North Sioux City, South Dakota facility, which will add over 100 jobs.

According to the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, Royal Canin is investing $185 million for a new production line at their North Sioux City facility. The investment would expand their existing building and create an estimated 149 new, full-time jobs. Currently, the facility provides more than 380 jobs.

“I applaud Royal Canin’s continued investment in North Sioux City with this expansion,” said South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in a press release. “We are proud to provide a business climate that can help companies like Royal Canin grow and succeed.”

To support this investment, the state awarded Royal Canin a $3.9 million grant.

“Back in 2016, Royal Canin decided to build a new state-of-the-art facility. Since then, they’ve continued to invest in their facility and this project is just the latest commitment to North Sioux City and South Dakota. We are pleased we could partner with them on their continued growth,” said GOED Commissioner Steve Westra.

Andrew Nilges, the executive director of the North Sioux City Development Corporation says the city is appreciative of Royal Canin’s decision to expand its local facilities.

“Royal Canin is an innovative company and a valued member of the North Sioux City business community. Their products are known and trusted by pet owners around the world,” said Nilges.

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