Mars Petcare will expand its U.S. headquarters in Williamson County, TN. The new headquarters supports the global pet care company’s future growth as it creates 200 jobs over the next five years. Mars Petcare provides a wide range of pet care products and services to meet the nutrition and health care needs of different pets, breeds, life stages and health conditions.
“Both the state and county have been such great partners on this project,” said Renee Peets, vice president and executive project sponsor for Mars Petcare. “We really appreciate the commitment their leadership has made to make Tennessee and Williamson County such a great place to live and work, which is critical as we look to attract and retain top talent.”
One of the Nashville-area’s largest employers, the company will occupy approximately 224,000 square feet of office space in Ovation, one of the largest planned mixed-use projects in Williamson County. Construction on the new headquarters is already underway and is targeted for completion in the second quarter of 2019.
Mars has a substantial footprint in the state with more than 2,600 associates, which includes Banfield and Blue Pearl, both part of the Mars Veterinary portfolio, an R&D facility in Thompson’s Station, a pet food factory in Lebanon and two Mars Wrigley Confectionary production facilities in Cleveland and Chattanooga.
“About a decade ago, Mars Petcare brought its U.S. headquarters to Franklin and has grown to employ approximately 1,000 Tennesseans in the Middle Tennessee region,” said Governor Bill Haslam. “We’re grateful to Mars Petcare for its continued confidence in Tennessee and our skilled workforce. The creation of 200 jobs brings us one step closer to making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs.”
“I can’t stress enough the valuable contribution Mars Petcare has made and continues to make in Williamson County and Middle Tennessee,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “Mars Petcare is a strong community partner and one of Williamson County’s largest employers. We’re proud to see Mars Petcare expand its U.S. headquarters and create 200 high quality jobs in our state.”
“Mars Petcare’s decision confirms that Williamson County continues to be a prime location for corporation headquarters and speaks to our high quality of life and highly skilled workforce,” said Elizabeth McCreary, chief economic development officer for Williamson Inc.
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