Guymon Awarded $1 Million Economic Development Grant
KSCB News - July 13, 2011 3:50 pm
The city of Guymon recently received a $1 million state grant for road improvements to support the expansion of SPF North America in the community according to Sen. Bryce Marlatt and Rep. Gus Blackwell.
SPF is the worldwide leader in the manufacturing of pet food palatability enhancers. The company is a division of the international group Diana Ingredients, a global supplier of natural ingredients for a number of niche markets in the food, pharmaceutical and pet-food industries.
The company is expanding to Guymon and opening a SPF North America Pet Food Palatent Manufacturing facility in the Guymon Industrial Park to manufacture a high-end liquid pet food palatent additive that will utilize high-quality organs from pork, beef and poultry producers across the region.
The liquid additive will be sold to the end producer of various high-quality pet food lines.
In order for the company to efficiently get the product to the end producer, a paved road with ingress and egress access must be constructed for continual truck traffic. The grant will be used to pave over 25,000 square yards of road within the Industrial Park.
The company is projecting to create 41 jobs with at least 34 positions being made available to low and moderate income persons within three years.
The company is providing approximately $10 million in machinery, equipment and building construction for the expansion.