Our new facility provides us with greater production capacity and brings the team together.
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Menomonie, Wisc. (PRWEB) December 20, 2012
Vets Plus, Inc., manufacturer of animal health and nutrition products, has relocated to a newly renovated location at 302 Cedar Falls Road, Menomonie, WI. The facility combines the manufacturing and offices under one roof, in a space totaling over 55,000 square feet.
Vets Plus, Inc. started in Menomonie in 1990 and moved to Knapp, Wisconsin, soon after. In 2009, the addition of a line of soft chew products exceeded the available manufacturing space in Knapp, and VPI opened an auxiliary facility in Menomonie. As the company continued to grow, moving to a larger location became necessary.
“We’re excited to be back in Menomonie,” said Raj Lall, President and CEO of Vets Plus. “Our new facility provides us with greater production capacity and brings the team together.”
Production Manager Killol Raval played a key role in the design and completion of the building’s renovations.
In explaining the work done on the former warehouse, Raval said: “We took the time to make sure this building would serve the company well for years to come.”
The production area is made up of individual rooms dedicated to a specific process.
“With all the equipment moved to Menomonie now, production has resumed, and we have begun shipping product from our new facility,” said Raval.
In the office entryway, local artist Tracy Taylor has been commissioned to paint a large mural. Taylor’s etched glass surfaces, hand-painted ceramic tiles, decorative faux finishes and murals in residential and commercial spaces across the West Coast and Midwest have been featured in San Diego Décor Magazine, Chippewa Valley Parade Homes and ASID showcase homes.
“Tracy’s art really celebrates and highlights the success of Vets Plus,” said Lall. “On behalf of the entire staff at Vets Plus, I would like to thank our partners for their support and look forward to our continued growth in 2013.”
About Vets Plus, Inc.
Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI), located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of animal health and nutrition products, including Probios®, Replamin®, Swine Prefer™, Pets Prefer™, Goats Prefer™ and Horses Prefer™ product lines. Founded in 1990 by entrepreneur Raj Lall, VPI began manufacturing and distributing animal health and nutrition products. By 2002, VPI had formed a strategic marketing and manufacturing alliance with Chr. Hansen in Denmark, thus earning the license to market and manufacture the Probios® line of products. From 2005-10, VPI, was known as BOMAC Vets Plus, Inc., after a partnership agreement was reached with Bomac of New Zealand. During that time, the company also formed a strategic marketing and manufacturing alliance with Albion Animal Health on Replamin® and Pull Thru® brand products (2008). Following the acquisition of BOMAC New Zealand by Bayer (Germany) in late 2010, the company has successfully transitioned back to Vets Plus, Inc., and now boasts over 100,000 square feet of manufacturing / warehouse / office space. VPI is proud of its continued growth into a leader within the animal health industry and ability to manufacture more than 350 products, while maintaining ISO-9001:2008 and NASC certifications, and remaining cGMP and AFFCO compliant. VPI is also a member of the American Pet Products Association (APPA).