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C. J. Foods Selects KC for Executive Offices

by Lexi Ryan | Oct 27, 2017
Natural Premium Pet Food Manufacturer to Recruit Exec Talent from Across U.S. to KC
Natural Premium Pet Food Manufacturer to Recruit Exec Talent from Across U.S. to KC 

October 27, 2017 – C. J. Foods, the leading contract manufacturer of all-natural, super premium dry pet foods and treats, announced today it will open an executive office in the KC Animal Health Corridor.

“After we reviewed data on both KC and Omaha, it was determined that KC has a greater ability to attract the type of talent that we need as we continue our explosive growth in the coming years,” said Tod Morgan, president and CEO of C. J. Foods. “It offered excellent schools, entertainment, housing and the city’s growth in the downtown area has helped make it a more attractive city in which to relocate.”

C. J. Foods’ growth in the past seven years has led to a need to expand its presence. The company will build a core group of senior level executives in the KC area with additional employees as the company grows.

KCADC was proud to work with a number of regional partners in attracting C. J. Foods to the region including the State of Kansas, Copaken Brooks, KCP&L, RSM and Covenant Consulting.

“C. J. Foods’ expansion is the perfect addition to the region which is home to the KC Animal Health Corridor,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. “Kansas City is the best place for this company to plant roots and recruit high level talent.” 

About C. J. Foods
C. J. Foods has made its mark as the leading contract manufacturer of all-natural super premium dry pet foods and treats over the last 32 years. The company has plants in Kansas and Nebraska, and employs more than 400 people. Fresh meat inclusion from frozen blocks or prepared slurry are of C. J. Food’s manufacturing capabilities, where liquid and dry flavor enhancement ingredients can be added. Line blending of multiple colored and shaped finished components and a range of other specialized services are also among those available.

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