Nestlé Purina PetCare has been producing leading cat and dog food products in Flagstaff for 45 years. Today, more than 300 employees call northern Arizona home, proudly representing the company and helping dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by offering scientifically-based nutritional innovations. The facility in Flagstaff manufactures Purina Pro Plan, Purina ONE, Beneful, Cat Chow, Dog Chow, and other dry pet food products.
In the last five years, Purina has invested $46 million to enhance its Flagstaff operations, and operates 345 days a year to keep up with growing demand in the dry pet food category, always maintaining a focus on quality, safety, and sustainability, and striving to protect our planet so pets and people can enjoy a safe and clean environment. In 2018, the Purina Flagstaff team achieved its goal of Zero Waste for Disposal, meaning the facility has found ways to derive benefits from materials that would have been otherwise discarded. Purina Flagstaff recycles, reuses, recovers, or composts waste from its daily operations.
The facility also incorporates solar panels as a power source, supporting the company’s overall goal of reaching 100 percent renewable electricity across all factories.
Purina is committed to the communities where it operates and takes great pride in supporting those in Flagstaff who need a helping hand. On an annual basis, the Purina Flagstaff factory team provides product and monetary donations to nearly 50 local nonprofit partners, assisting with initiatives that help bring and keep pets and people together, and other causes important to the community. Benefitting organizations include the United Way of Northern Arizona, Coconino Humane Association, High County Humane, Toys for Tots, the Salvation Army Flagstaff, several veterans’ organizations, and local hospitals. The factory is also committed to supporting the entire Southwest region, extending its support beyond northern Arizona to include organizations in Utah, New Mexico, California, and across Arizona.