Simmons Pet Food expands production at Dubuque facility

The Iowa Economic Development Authority Board approved state incentives for two local companies with the promise 284 new jobs will be created. A spokesperson says Simmons Pet Food plans to increase its wet pet food production capacity with the purchase of an existing facility in Dubuque, bringing some of its operations to eastern Iowa and a boost to the local economy. She says it’s the largest co-manufacturer and private label pet food maker in North America.