Tuffy’s Pet Foods has broken ground on a 173,500 sq. ft. facility in Delano, Minn.

The facility is scheduled to open in November 2020. It will feature two extrusion lines producing 9,000 lbs. of semi-moist pet treats each hour and six packaging lines producing stand-up re-sealable pouches. The plant will initially employ 50 people and will employ 150 when it reaches capacity.

The facility will be constructed by Kansas City, Mo.-based CRB, a global consulting, design and construction services firm. The facility will be designed and built to achieve Green Globe Certification for sustainability.

“Tuffy’s is committed to producing great products for four-legged family members,” said Charlie Nelson, president of Tuffy’s Pet Foods parent company KLN Family Brands. “We are equally committed to being a great corporate citizen and an important part of the Delano business community.”