JobsOhio Grant Supports Petland Inc. Ohio Expansion

The investment will add new jobs and give the company additional opportunities to grow its business
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Company Name: Petland, Inc.
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Company Profile: Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Chillicothe, Ohio, Petland, Inc. is a global leader in the pet retail industry, with more than 240 retail stores throughout the U.S. and internationally. Petland re-opened its Distribution Center in 2015 and launched a fixture design and manufacturing program in 2016 and has expanded its private-label product offerings to more than 1,200 skus.
Company website: www.petland-ohio.com

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: Expansion
  • Location:
    • Location: Chillicothe
    • Region: Ohio
  • Jobs:
    • Created: 21
    • Retained: 53
  • Capital Investment: $266,000

About the project:
Petland, Inc. plans to expand their footprint in Ross County in several different locations, including the Nier Spec Building on River Road. The investment will add new jobs and give the company additional opportunities to expand its business.

Funding use:

Petland received a $50,000 JobsOhio Economic Development Grant toward building and equipment costs.

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Testimonial:

“We are excited about the opportunity to develop our footprint in Southern Ohio. This expansion will allow us to remain competitive in a rapidly growing international pet industry and to support our community and provide jobs.”
– Joe Watson, president and CEO, President and CEO, Petland


Collaborators:

JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), and Greater Chillicothe and Ross County Development