Fairfield’s economic development department announces that Primal Pet Foods Inc., a manufacturer of fully prepared, human-grade raw foods and treats for dogs and cats, is moving its manufacturing facility from San Francisco to Fairfield.
“We looked throughout the immediate San Francisco Bay Area and chose Fairfield because of the availability of a value-priced new building,” says Matt Koss, founder and president of Primal Pet Foods.” “In addition, the City’s strategic location on Interstate 80 is ideal for distributing our products. Because we purchase meat, poultry, and produce items from the Central Valley, its proximity to that area of the state is beneficial.”
The pet food manufacturer has signed a lease for 50,000 square feet with landlord Sierra Pacific Properties, in a new construction building by contractor Sisler and Sisler Construction at 535 Watt Drive in Fairfield. The new location is twice as large as its current San Francisco location, allowing it to expand production capabilities, grow in volume, and improve work efficiency.
Cold Storage Group, Inc. of Union City is providing build out of the facility.
Primal Pet Food’s expansion is anticipated to provide the opportunity for new jobs. Operations are expected to begin in late summer 2016.
Fairfield Offers Business Benefits
Fairfield appeals to companies because of its central location to the San Francisco Bay Area’s North and East Bay regions, proximity to ports, airports, rail, and freeways.
It has value-priced land with room to expand, pre-approved business parks, a diverse and skilled workforce, and affordable housing choices ranging from entry level to executive estates.
The City is a hub for food and beverage companies including: Jelly Belly Candy Company, Anheuser Busch, Crystal Geyser, Engelhart Gourmet Foods, Frank-Lin Distillers, Guittard Chocolates, Heretic Brewing Company, Formaggi Di Ferrante, Critelli Olive Oil, and Sunnyside Farms to name a few.
Two state-of-the-art water treatment plants offer extensive water and sewer capacity critical for the biotech, pharmaceutical and food and beverage industries. The City supports new development, and has a streamlined building approval process.
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