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Manufacturer of pet supplies adding 80 jobs in Indiana

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Rockville-based Scott Pet Products Inc., a manufacturer of dog and bird supplies, announced Tuesday morning that it plans to relocate its manufacturing and distribution operations in Tishomingo, Okla., to Newport in western Indiana, creating up to 80 jobs by 2014.

The company, whose products include natural dog chews, treats and wild bird seed, said it will open the facility in Vermillion Rise Mega Park at a former Army chemical weapons depot that's being redeveloped about 75 miles west of Indianapolis.

The facility will house the company’s beef and pork dog-treat operations, and should be operational in January.

Scott Pet Products, which has 110 employees at its Rockville headquarters, said it is already hiring to fill quality control, supervisory, maintenance and production positions at the Newport facility.

The Indiana Economic Development Corp. said it will provide Scott Pet Products up to $70,000 in conditional training grants based on the company’s job-creation plans. The State also offered $250,000 from the Industrial Development Grant Fund for off-site infrastructure improvements.

Vermillion County approved additional incentives at the request of the Newport Chemical Depot Reuse Authority.

Founded in Avon in 1975, Scott Pet Products has grown from a three-person company operating from a garage to a distributor of more than 4,000 products. With the move to Rockville, the company began manufacturing wild bird seed, which now accounts for 30 percent of its sales.
 

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