BOWLING GREEN, KY., March 30, 2022 – Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a global leader in science-based pet nutrition, is adding a brand-new packaging line to meet the needs of its growing business. As part of this expansion, Hill’s will invest $15 million over the next three years in its Bowling Green facility.
“I want to thank the leaders at Hill’s Pet Nutrition for this commitment to grow in Kentucky and create additional quality job opportunities for residents in Warren County,” Gov. Andy Beshear said. “Hill’s has been a great employer in South Central Kentucky since this operation opened 35 years ago, and its continued growth in our state is appreciated. This is the latest example of the tremendous growth we are seeing in the Bowling Green area and across the state.”
As the U.S. #1 Veterinarian Recommended pet food brand, Hill’s employs more than 220 veterinarians, Ph.D. nutritionists, and food scientists globally, all working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health.
Locally, Hill’s Pet Nutrition is celebrating its 35th anniversary in Bowling Green. The company continues its legacy of providing science-based high-quality products for cats and dogs.
“What an honor to stand alongside an amazing company like Hill’s Pet Nutrition that is yet again demonstrating its trust in our community,” said Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon. “This new investment will provide even more opportunities for our citizens to live and prosper right here in South Central Kentucky.” The economic impact of this project will generate $20 million over the next decade and will also support approximately 25 new jobs in our community beyond those currently working at their facility.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition is located at 151 Turner Ct. in the heart of Bowling Green. The company’s community culture fuels a workplace that drives innovation and success because Hill’s offers its employees more than just a job.
“As a long-time member of the Bowling Green community, we are proud of our continued growth and our ability to add more jobs in the area, with a focus on attracting diverse candidates,” said Steve Nelson, Plant Manager for Hill’s Pet Nutrition. “Working at Hill’s is much more than a job. Our diets help transform the health of pets and enrich the special relationship with their families. As a company, we are committed to making a positive impact in everything we do–from sustainability to animal welfare to our community involvement.”
“Companies like Hill’s Pet Nutrition are what make Bowling Green a great place to live, work, and play,” said Bowling Green Mayor Todd Alcott. “The investment created by this expansion will further ensure that the community of Bowling Green is prosperous for years to come.”
“Hill’s Pet Nutrition is a long-standing staple in the Bowling Green community, and it’s these existing businesses who are the backbone of our economy,” said Ron Bunch, President and CEO of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. “Thank you to Hill’s for continuing to invest in South Central Kentucky.”
Year to date, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has closed one economic development project in South Central Kentucky, totaling $15 million in capital investment. Site Selection Magazine has ranked Bowling Green as Top Six Tier 2 Metro for nine consecutive years including a Number One Ranking in 2018 and a second-place ranking this year. Additionally, Site Selection Magazine awarded the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce the prestigious Mac Conway Award placing it in the top twenty economic development organizations in the United States for performance in 2020.
About Hills Pet Nutrition:
At Hill's, our decades of science and research guide us in creating nutrition that's a step ahead —so pets and pet parents can enjoy every day together. As the US #1 Veterinarian Recommended pet food brand, knowledge is our first ingredient with 220+ veterinarians, Ph.D. nutritionists, and food scientists working to develop breakthrough innovations in pet health. Hill's Prescription Diet therapeutic nutrition plus our everyday foods, Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Healthy Advantage, and Hill's Bioactive Recipe, are sold at vet clinics and pet specialty retailers worldwide. For more information about Hill's, our products, and our forward-thinking approach to nutrition, visit us at HillsPet.com or HillsVet.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram. To learn more about Hill's support for shelter pets year-round, visit us at HillsPet.com/shelter.
About South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
South Central Kentucky Economic Development is an entity of the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, a nationally ranked 5-Star Accredited Chamber. Located at the center of a 34-state distribution area in the eastern United States, South Central Kentucky is a prime location for manufacturing and distribution facilities. South Central Kentucky is within a day’s drive of 60% of the nation's population, personal income, and manufacturing business establishments. Bowling Green ranks second in the United States for best manufacturing city. In the past decade, the region has captured over four billion in capital investment, creating thousands of jobs within the region. To learn more please visit https://www.southcentralky.com/