Freshpet plans to open a new manufacturing plant | News
Freshpet plans to build a new state-of-the-art innovation kitchen in Pennsylvania near its existing Freshpet Kitchens campus in Hanover Township in the Lehigh Valley. The 99,000 square foot facility is expected to open in the second half of 2023 and will house some of the company’s new manufacturing operations capable of producing innovative new products, company officials said.
“The Lehigh Valley has been a wonderful community and partner for Freshpet since Freshpet began operations in Quakertown in 2006. We moved to our current kitchen facility here in 2013, expanded it twice, and are thrilled to continue this legacy by building our new innovation kitchen. in the valley,” said Billy Cyr, CEO of Freshpet in Secaucus, NJ. “Freshpet’s commitment to constant innovation and providing our pets with the highest quality fresh, nutritious, real food is unshakable. This new innovation kitchen is another step in our evolution and will focus solely on our new manufacturing technologies and product innovations to help propel our business forward and reinforce the industry leading position that we hold today.
Freshpet secured a lease with JG Petrucci Co., a full-service design/build specialist and developer with offices in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. JG Petrucci’s subsidiary, Iron Hill Construction Management, will build Freshpet’s hull and interior fittings.
“This is an exciting project for our company as we welcome the growth of an existing tenant in the Lehigh Valley and build a space that will lead to such innovative new products for Freshpet,” said Joe Petrucci, Project Manager at JG Petrucci Co. “Iron Hill is moving full steam ahead and coordinating closely with the Freshpet team. We look forward to getting this project started.