Columbus, Georgia Site Provides Ideal Home for Leading Pet Food Manufacturer

by Vince Varela, on Aug 5, 2022 10:08:14 AM

Columbus, GA, 08/04/2022 - AFB International, a leading pet food supplier, announced its newest production facility to be built in Columbus, Georgia. Site Selection Group, a global location advisory, economic incentive, and corporate real estate services firm, helped the company identify and secure the location to construct a 150,000-square-foot facility. This new production operation will employ 100+ workers.

In addition, Site Selection Group helped secure economic incentives, including cash grants, property tax benefits, and job tax credits, that can be leveraged to support the construction of their new facility and workforce development.

“SSG is proud to have been a part of this project, and we are confident the company found the optimal home in Columbus, GA” Explained Josh Bays.

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About Applied Food Biotechnology

For over 30 years, AFB International has provided pet food solutions that enrich the lives of pets and their people. The company’s palatants are specially designed to make pet foods, treats and supplements taste better, ensuring pets receive the vital nutrients they need. Headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri, USA, AFB has offices and production facilities strategically positioned around the globe in the United States, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, the Netherlands, China, and Australia. AFB is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ensign-Bickford Industries, Inc., a privately-held, family-owned, professionally managed technical business that traces its roots back more than 175 years.

About Site Selection Group

Site Selection Group LLC is a leading, independent location advisory, economic incentive, and corporate real estate services firm providing solutions to corporations and communities worldwide. Site Selection Group offers four core services to our customers: Location Advisory, Economic Incentive, Corporate Real Estate, and Economic Development Consulting Services. Site Selection Group's mission is to align the needs of corporations with the optimal locations in order to provide the absolute maximum economic benefit. For more information, visit



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