CINCINNATI — Nestlé Purina PetCare plans to construct a new manufacturing facility in Clermont County, according to the Cincinnati Business Courier. The new facility will produce wet pet food.

Purina recently submitted an application to the US Army Corps of Engineers, requesting authorization to clear out streams, wetlands and areas of open water to begin constructing the facility. The new facility will be located near the company’s existing $500 million facility in Ohio, which currently produces Purina’s Pro Plan, ONE and Dog Chow brands of dry dog and cat food.

According to the application, Purina’s new facility will seek to support increasing demand in the Midwestern pet food market.

“Nestlé Purina has increased capacity at its current facilities; however, there is still a growing need to expand overall manufacturing capabilities to address demand in Midwest markets, many of which currently require wet pet food products to be shipped from facilities well beyond the region,” the company stated in its application.

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