Lee, Rolfe announce Royal Canin to expand Lebanon operations

Project represents more than $200 million investment 

NASHVILLE – Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Royal Canin’s Regional President Cecile Coutens today announced the company will expand its Lebanon facility to support the company’s future growth.  

ROYAL CANIN® will expand its Wilson County operations, adding more than 90 jobs and investing more than $200 million. The facility expansion began in 2019 and is scheduled for completion in 2022.  

Royal Canin’s investment will enable the facility to expand its capabilities to manufacture the Royal Canin and EUKANUBATM health and nutrition product lines. With the investment, Royal Canin will add more than 108,000 square feet of new working space with five additional highly automated production lines, doubling the plant capacity. 

“We are grateful to Royal Canin for choosing to expand its Lebanon operations and create over 90 new jobs. Royal Canin is a valued community partner, and I look forward to seeing the company grow and succeed in Tennessee in the years to come,” said Lee.    

Founded in 1968 and purchased by Mars, Inc. in 2001, Royal Canin is a global leader in pet science, health and nutrition. Royal Canin manufactures and supplies cat and dog food and is committed to science-based research and innovation that provides formulas with individualized nutritional solutions for cats and dogs. 

“We are incredibly proud that Tennessee is home to Mars Petcare’s headquarters and pleased to see its brands grow and find success in our state,” said Rolfe. “Expansions like this are supported by Tennessee’s pro-business environment and skilled workforce, and we thank Royal Canin for its continued investment in Wilson County.”

Over the last five years, TNECD has supported 15 economic development projects in Wilson County, resulting in approximately 2,400 job commitments and $542 million in capital investment.   

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