$85 Million Pet Food Co. To Area-Gray Construction Will Build PDF Print
Thursday, 24 July 2014 09:05

Gray Construction has another world-class project to complete, and not too far from where it got it’s start.  Champion Pet Foods, a Canadian-based company, will be building a new state-of-the-art pet food kitchen in Logan County at Auburn, KY.  Stephen Gray, with Gray Construction said that as soon as he heard about Champion’s interest in opening a state-of-the-art facility in Kentucky, he knew his company just had to build it for them because of how wonderful a company they are.


A groundbreaking event was held Wednesday night in Auburn where Governor Steve Beshear was in attendance.  This marriage between Kentucky Agribusiness and Canadian interest was a result of the governor’s ability to solidify partnerships.  Beshear explains.


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Not only will this $85 Million investment create 147 new well-paying jobs.  It also has a spin-off effect in the fact that all of Champion Pet Foods’ ingredients will be purchased from Kentucky Farmers in the region.


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WCLU was on hand to take in Wednesday’s event, and if a new facility, new jobs, and new relationships weren’t enough to celebrate, world renowned bluegrass artists “The Grascals” performed while everyone took in a three course meal consisting of 100% Kentucky Proud foods, spirits, and wines.


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The facility will begin operation in January of 2016.


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