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After an extensive, country-wide search, Simmons Pet Food purchased a vacant factory on the west side of Dubuque. Converting this former dry furniture manufacturing facility into a wet pet food manufacturing plant in slightly less than seven months was an impressive feat. Opening its doors in July of 2021, this facility is the largest in the Simmons’ portfolio. It brought 270 jobs to the Dubuque area and is planned to manufacture 408 million units of wet canned pet food each year.


Completion Date: 2021

Size: 275,000 SF

Location: Dubuque, IA

Type of Project: Commercial

Gronen Responsibility: Developer, Project Manager, Construction Manager, Contractor

Total Development Cost: $80 million

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