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Our Fort Dodge, Iowa Factory

Just an hour and a half north of Des Moines, Fort Dodge is located near Webster County and considered a bio-hub, which attracts nationally and internationally renowned businesses and cutting-edge fields. Some of the largest trucking companies in America are based in Fort Dodge, so we can offer the best transportation possible to our retail customers.

In our Fort Dodge facility, we manufacture over 130,000 cases daily of wet pet food products, which include our Friskies® and Mighty Dog® brands.

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Wet Factory

Factory Facts

1975 Factory opening

225+ Employees

319k sq. ft. factory space

Zero waste for disposal


Purina workers at the factory in Fort Dodge, IA.

Brands Produced
Friskies Mighty Dog

25% of factory population = tenure of less than 2 years

32% of factory population = tenure of 10+ years

9% of factory population = tenure of 30+ years

0.9% of factory population = tenure of 40+ years

Plant image of Fort Dodge, IA factory.

Meet Cody M.

Project Opportunity is a career acceleration initiative to help people of all ages gain work experience and strengthen their professional development skills. At the core of Project Opportunity is its commitment to train a new group of highly skilled workers by providing readiness for work activities, internships, trainee and apprenticeship opportunities, thus enhancing the ‘employability’ of people in the workforce, people like Cody M., - a Mechanic in our Fort Dodge facility.

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Code M. in a Purina factory.
Meet James "Sonny" R.

How has Nestlé Purina provided you support and/or honored your Military service to our country? Nestlé Purina honors those who have served, particularly every November during our annual Veteran’s Day celebration. We receive a gift card to a local restaurant to celebrate with loved ones. We have also created and sent banners to active service members to show our support.

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Purina employee James 'Sonny' R. in his military uniform.


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Icon of the USA. 99% of our pet food products sold in the U.S. are made in our U.S. factories, including Fort Dodge, IA
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