Press Release: Wixon Inc.
Wixon, Inc., parent company of Gott Pet Products, recently announced that it is investing more than $ 15 million in a large-scale project after experiencing growing demand and a growing market for its products, which includes food super premium pet Hound & Gatos and Charlee Give natural treats. “Based on the increasing annual growth rate and the steadily increasing retail sales, it became evident that we would need more room to be successful,” commented Peter Gottsacker, President of Wixon and Gott Pet Products.
In addition to purchasing new manufacturing and packaging machinery, plans for the project include acquiring a 100,000 square foot facility in an industrial park near the headquarters of this Wisconsin-based family business. In addition to ensuring retailers a constant supply of Hound & Gatos and Charlee Bear products, this expansion is expected to create 40 new jobs over the next three years. State income tax credits will be provided by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. According to Patrick McGarry, COO of Gott Pet Products, “This vast expansion will allow us to meet the needs of our retail partners for years to come.
Since its inception, Gott Pet Products has taken two established brands and elevated them to the next level by introducing, among other things, new packaging and product lines. The Charlee Bear brand is loved by dogs of all ages and sizes for its natural line of treats that include Grain Free Crunch, Original Crunch, Meaty Bites and Bearnola Bites. Hound & Gatos continues to be a favorite among pet parents thanks to its heart-healthy natural dry and canned recipes.
Founded in 1907, Wixon, Inc. is a family owned spice manufacturing company that produces a line of wet and dry spice blends, seasonings and flavor modifiers. From Chicago, the company merged with Milwaukee Spice in 1964 and moved to its current headquarters in St. Francis, Wisconsin. The company became known as Wixon, Inc. in 1987. Wixon, Inc. uses its patented research and development technology to create, produce and distribute its product nationally and internationally for its customers.
As a family business, Gott Pet Products is committed to supporting a healthy lifestyle and ensuring that pets thrive. His Charlee Bear Original Crunch and Grain Free Crunch dog treats are Pocket Perfect low calorie training treats that won’t do a mess in an owner’s pocket. Bearnola Bites and Meaty Bites are the latest additions to the range of Beary Tasty Treats. Also included in its portfolio are Hound & Gatos Natural Diets for Cats and Dogs, which contain real meat and are available in over 30 dry and canned recipes to appeal to all palates.