CHEYENNE (WNE) — A regional producer of cat food and cat litter expects to relocate its manufacturing and distribution facility to Cheyenne in the coming year.
Precious Cat Inc., now based in Englewood, Colorado, announced plans to move Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Products to the Swan Ranch Business Park by 2019.
The company will build a 150,000-square-foot facility on 33 acres of land, and expects to hire 20-30 local employees. Construction is expected to begin by the end of this year.
The move is being driven by the need for rail service and more space than is available at the company's current location, as well as the availability of Wyoming's high-quality bentonite, an absorbent clay used as the litter's main ingredient.
Founded in 1987 to design what it believes are healthier products for cats, the company's products are now sold at major retailers and online. It serves customers in the United States, Canada and internationally.