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Champion Petfoods Announcement - Kentucky Partnership With Gray Construction

MORINVILLE, AB--(Marketwired - June 16, 2014) -  Champion Petfoods is pleased to announce a partnership with Kentucky-based Gray Construction. This leading design-build firm will construct Champion's third kitchen, assuming responsibility for the design and construction of the new custom fitted kitchens. 

"We are very proud to invest in Kentucky's people and agriculture," said Frank Burdzy, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our new custom fitted kitchens will advance our Biologically Appropriate and Fresh Regional Ingredient foods. With their rich family heritage and food experience, Gray is the perfect partner. They are consistently ranked among the top U.S. firms in food and beverage construction."

"To be involved in a project that boosts Kentucky agriculture and the economy in the home state of Gray is nothing but an honor," said Stephen Gray, CEO of Gray Construction. "We look forward to helping Champion Petfoods advance the Biologically Appropriate, Fresh Regional Ingredient mandate."

ABOUT CHAMPION PETFOODS 

Champion Petfoods is an independent, award-winning Canadian pet food maker with a tradition of innovation and leadership that spans over a quarter century. Known and trusted among pet lovers worldwide, Champion's ACANA and ORIJEN brands of Biologically Appropriate™ foods mirror the evolutionary diets of dogs and cats, feature unmatched inclusions of fresh and local ingredients, and are prepared exclusively in the company's own award-winning kitchens.

ABOUT GRAY CONSTRUCTION

Gray Construction, a nationally ranked engineering, architecture and construction firm, has over 54 years of experience in manufacturing, automotive, food and beverage, distribution, hospitality and retail facility construction. Gray is committed to building lasting relationships with customers, subcontractors, vendors and partners. Building more than just buildings -- Gray builds relationships and communities. Gray has designed and built food and beverage facilities across the U.S. for over 34 years for customers such as Nestlé, T. Marzetti, Sister Schubert's Homemade Rolls, Inc., McCormick & Company, Inc., and King's Hawaiian.

Champion's new "Made in Kentucky" foods will be available in 2016. To learn more about Champion and their award-winning pet foods, visit http://championpetfoods.com/.

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For more information please contact:

Champion Petfoods LP 
David Marshall 
Director of Planning and Development 
780.784.0311 
[email protected] 

Gray Construction
Jill Wilson
Vice President, Communications & Marketing
859.230.4232
[email protected]

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