Canidae Natural Pet Food Company has announced the unveiling of its new pet food manufacturing facility named Ethos Pet Nutrition in Brownwood.? The facility will be located in the former Bluebonnet Feed facility on Stephen F. Austin.

According to a press release:

In March 2011, the company purchased an existing extrusion plant and, according to their Director of Operations Frank Hon, has spent the last year "…completely re-building the facility to be the most modern natural pet food plant of its kind."

The pet food plant will feature the latest advancements in modern production and laboratory equipment. Led by Canidae co-founder Scott Whipple and a team of pet food professionals, Ethos Pet Nutrition will be running final production tests next month.

The Texas plant will feature an onsite quality and safety laboratory and an automated extrusion system all designed to produce the most nutritious natural pet foods possible, with a focus on safety protocols and regulatory compliance

Addressing their distributors and retailers, Canidae co-founders John Gordon and Scott Whipple said, "Since we started Canidae our goal has always been to make the highest quality pet foods possible. Your continued support of our products within the industry has allowed us to take this next step in our company’s growth."

More information about the company's new facility will be made available after the final quality assurance trials are completed.

Brownwood Economic Develop Corp. director Emily Crawford said earlier that the company had purchased the former Bluebonnet Feed facility and planned to begin operating with about 12 employees.