All American Pet Company Inc. announced on April 2 its new operational headquarters, manufacturing and warehouse facility in Shawnee. The animal health and wellness company plans to add more than 80 new employees over the next five years.
Beverly Hills, Calif.,-based All American is the only public company singularly focused on pet wellness. It offers multiple products to dog owners, including: “Pawitizer,” the first alcohol free antibacterial “cleanser” for dogs; “Grrr-nola,” the first heart-healthy dry kibble and food bar with amino acids; and a variety of protein food bars and breakfast cereals for dogs. All American Pet Branded Products are endorsed and recommended by veterinarians.
All their products are promoted through their national sales teams and broker organizations nationwide. Anticipated product launch is expected for spring 2012 with supermarket, mass merchant, big box, drug, convenience, discount stores and truck stops. There are more than 250,000 retail locations nationwide that sell pet wellness products.
The facility will be located at 8310 Hedge Lane Terrace in Perimeter Park. All American evaluated buildings across the Kansas City metropolitan area. The current owner of the building, Olson Manufacturing and Distribution, plans on subdividing the building to the All American Pet Company specifications. Olson will remain in the building and will continue to supply machined and fabricated plastic products to the OEM market.
“The growth of our company necessitated a new facility in the Midwest,” said Barry Schwartz, CEO, All American. “Having visited several states and communities, we found Shawnee, Kansas, to be extremely welcoming and creative in meeting our space needs. On behalf of the board and our employees, I’d like to thank Mayor Meyers and his team for quickly and professionally responding to our needs.”
“All American Pet Company is a perfect match for Shawnee and our business environment,” said Mayor Jeff Meyers. “They are an innovative, growing company with sky-high potential in an industry that Shawnee and our region knows well: animal health. We could not be more pleased that they have chosen Shawnee for their new facility.”
“I want to welcome All-American Pet Company to Shawnee,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “I'm excited that Kansas was able to provide the right business environment to meet All-American's expansion plans. I look forward to the company's future growth in the state.”
The SEDC partnered with Shawnee City Council and staff, the Kansas Department of Commerce, and Dave Huston with Olson Manufacturing to assist All American Pet Company. For more information on All American Pet Company, Inc. visit www.allamericanpetcompany.com.