Champion Petfoods New Northstar Kitchens
Continuing Strategic Partnership.
Following a successful, award-winning operation on DogStar Kitchens, Champion Petfoods Inc. and Gray partner again to build a new venture in Alberta, Canada.
- LocationAlberta, Canada
- Square Footage420,000 s.f.
- Operational24 months
“We are once again thrilled to welcome Gray as our trusted partner as they truly are experts in delivering custom-fitted state-of-the art kitchens that will advance our Biologically Appropriate™, Fresh Regional Ingredients, and Never Outsourced mandate,” said Frank Burdzy, former president and CEO of Champion Petfoods.
World-Class Operation for Pet Lovers Everywhere
The new, custom-fitted kitchens are situated on 75 acres and carries the capacity to prepare up to 145,000,000kg of dry kibble. Multiple bulk ingredient silos, which were locally fabricated in Alberta by Meridan Manufacturing, are designed to hold up to 80,000kg of the highest quality dry ingredients.
NorthStar accommodates the growing global demand for Champion’s esteemed pet food brands and continues to position the organization as a global leader in pet food innovation.
Champion NorthStar is a homecoming for the Alberta-based company and a big boost to the local economy. “We are pleased to have chosen Gray to build our new NorthStar Kitchens,” said Blaine McPeak, Champion CEO. “Their proven expertise made them a perfect partner to construct our newest state-of-the-art Kitchens. The new Kitchens will allow us to meet the global demand for the ‘World’s Best Petfoods.’”
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Champion Petfoods Inc. is a worldwide leader in producing high quality, award-winning dog and cat foods. When it came time to select a partner for its first U.S. location, Champion chose Gray to design and build their new kitchens.