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Chinese Company to Invest $5M in Pet Treat Plant in Danville

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Pet Won Pet Products of Taian City, Shandong Province, China said Monday that it will invest $5 million to put a pet treats manufacturing facility in Danville, creating 70 jobs.

The Chinese firm plans to open the plant in June in a 28,887-SF building formerly occupied by Petit Jean Poultry. The pet treats are made from deboned chicken.

“Foreign-owned companies currently operate more than 230 facilities throughout the state and we anticipate that number will continue to grow,” Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Director Mike Preston said in a news release. “Pet Won Pet Products’ announcement of plans to locate their new operation in Arkansas will result in more interest from Chinese companies considering expanding into North America. This presents a great opportunity for the state to build on our current momentum.”

AEDC said the project qualifies for two incentive packages: Advantage Arkansas, which provides an income tax credit based on payroll of new jobs; and Tax Back, which provides sales tax refunds on building materials, taxable machinery and equipment associated with the project.

Another company based in Shandong Province, Sun Paper, is building a $1 billion pulp mill plant in Clark County. And Suzhou Industrial Park Tianyuan Garment Co., based in Jiangsu Province, is spending $20 million to open a garment plant in Little Rock late this year.

According to the AEDC, the owners of Pet Won Pet Products have operated a pet treat factory in China for about 17 years.

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