Skip to main content

Petsource by Scoular

New Business Venture.

Given Gray’s extensive experience in the pet food segment of the food & beverage sector, Petsource by Scoular chose Gray to partner on the company’s first manufacturing venture into pet food.

In Numbers

  • Seward, NE
  • 106093 s.f.
    Square Footage
  • 17 months
Petsource by Scoular
Seward, NE
106093 s.f.
17 months
"Gray project and site managers ensured the work onsite continued safely and without pause during the height of the pandemic in mid-2020, resulting in a successful, on-time completion."
Amy Patterson, President & General Manager

Petsource by Scoular

Scoular selected Gray to develop a greenfield project for its first U.S. manufacturing operation—a pet food processing plant spanning 106,000 s.f. on a 16-acre site in Seward, Nebraska. The construction of the facility helped establish Petsource, a new business operated by an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Scoular.


The Seward operation specializes as a complete freeze-drying supply chain solution for pet food manufacturers. The project includes a warehouse, cold processing, and storage rooms for raw meat, clean rooms, freeze dryers, and packaging lines. Custom equipment and innovative process design ensure high standards for food safety and quality assurance.


Gray provided fully integrated design-build services for the state-of-the-art facility, including site analysis, architecture, engineering services, construction management, and site management. Additionally, Gray procured and installed the largest capacity freeze-dry chambers in North America, as well as custom-designed wash racks, slicing table, and UV sanitation tunnel to ensure clean processes and reduce risk for equipment operators. On the digital side, Gray Solutions, a Gray company, provided technical consulting, process engineering, and process automation & controls services.


This collaborative effort from Gray delivered end-to-end support for Scoular’s first manufacturing venture in the pet food sector. Despite delays and site shutdowns due to supply chain issues, inclement weather, and the outbreak of COVID-19, Gray was able to adapt to changing schedules and demands, completing the project in 17 months and meeting the customer’s commissioning date.


Read more about how the Petsource facility’s unique design exceeds industry standards and promotes safe, efficient processes in Food Engineering’s Fab Plant feature.


Explore Services

  • Engineering

    Process & Packaging Systems Engineering

    Civil/Building Engineering

    Mechanical/Electrical Engineering

  • Design



    Sustainable Design

  • Construction





  • Digital

    Automation & Controls

    Production-First IT



  • Equipment
    Custom equipment Ovens & cookers
    Process skids Batching equipment
    Clean-in-place systems Bioreactors
    Extruders Distributed products
    Mixers & blenders Control panel fabrication
  • Development

    Feasibility Studies


    Incentive Coordination

    Land Acquisition

    Construction Financing

    Build-to-Suit/Sale Leaseback

  • Planning

    Master Planning

    Front-end Services

    Strategy Consulting

"We are excited to drive innovation in the pet food industry and are encouraged by our customers’ enthusiasm for the capabilities within our new facility."
Amy Patterson, President & General Manager

Petsource by Scoular

About Gray

Gray is a fully integrated global service provider specializing in engineering, design, construction, digital, equipment manufacturing, and real estate services.