March 19, 2021
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Royal Canin's Regional President Cecile Coutens today announced the company will expand its Lebanon facility to support the company's future growth.
ROYAL CANIN® will expand its Wilson County operations, adding more than 90 jobs and investing more than $200 million. The facility expansion began in 2019 and is scheduled for completion in 2022.
Royal Canin's investment will enable the facility to expand its capabilities to manufacture the Royal Canin and EUKANUBATM health and nutrition product lines. With the investment, Royal Canin will add more than 108,000 square feet of new working space with five additional highly automated production lines, doubling the plant capacity.
Founded in 1968 and purchased by Mars, Inc. in 2001, Royal Canin is a global leader in pet science, health and nutrition. Royal Canin manufactures and supplies cat and dog food and is committed to science-based research and innovation that provides formulas with individualized nutritional solutions for cats and dogs.
Over the last five years, TNECD has supported 15 economic development projects in Wilson County, resulting in approximately 2,400 job commitments and $542 million in capital investment.