Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and President and CEO of Red Collar Pet Foods Chris Hamilton announced today that the company will expand its headquarters operations in Williamson County.
The pet food manufacturer will invest $3.65 million and create 30 new jobs in Franklin.
“Red Collar’s decision to expand its headquarters in Franklin showcases that Tennessee’s excellent business climate and talented workforce make it an ideal location for companies to do business. I thank Red Collar for its commitment to Williamson County and look forward to this company’s continued success in our state,” said Gov. Bill Lee.
Red Collar is a leading manufacturer of mainstream and premium private label dog food, dog treats, cat food and cat treats for national retail customers. The company produces dry dog and cat food, including mainstream, premium, meat-first and grain-free varieties. Red Collar’s Franklin facility supports six other locations across the U.S.
Red Collar currently employs 50 people at its facility in Franklin. With this expansion, the company will be better equipped to keep up with growing demand.
“At Red Collar Pet Foods, we are excited to call Franklin our home! As Red Collar continues to grow and expand, we look forward to continuing to invest together in our associates and our business in Tennessee,” said Chris Hamilton, president and CEO, Red Collar Pet Foods.
Since 2015, TNECD has supported 28 projects in Williamson County, resulting in the creation of more than 4,000 jobs and approximately $400 million in capital investment.