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Fort Dodge, Iowa

Skyline view of Fort Dodge

Just an hour and a half north of Des Moines, Fort Dodge is located near Webster County and considered a bio-hub, which attracts nationally and internationally renowned businesses and cutting-edge fields. Some of the largest trucking companies in America are based in Fort Dodge, so we can offer the best transportation possible to our retail customers.

In our Fort Dodge facility, we manufacture over 130,000 cases daily of wet pet food products, which include our Friskies® and Mighty Dog® brands.

Factory Facts
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sq. ft. factory space

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waste for disposal

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quality checks across all of our factories in a typical 24-hour production cycle

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of our pet food products sold in the U.S. are made in our U.S. factories, including Fort Dodge, IA

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of electricity used in our manufacturing facilities comes from renewable energy

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of factory population has tenure of 10+ years

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Meet Cody M.


Project Opportunity is a career acceleration initiative to help people of all ages gain work experience and strengthen their professional development skills. At the core of Project Opportunity is its commitment to train a new group of highly skilled workers by providing readiness for work activities, internships, trainee and apprenticeship opportunities, thus enhancing the ‘employability’ of people in the workforce, people like Cody M., - a Mechanic in our Fort Dodge facility.

Brands Produced
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Mighty Dog Logo
Available Jobs in Fort Dodge, Iowa
Company Job Title Location(s) Job Function Job ID
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Maintenance Mechanic
  • Fort Dodge, IA
Manufacturing & Operations 242760
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Sanitation Specialist (Quality Assurance Product Coordinator)
  • Fort Dodge, IA
Manufacturing & Operations 242565
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Sr Project Engineer
  • Fort Dodge, IA
Engineering, Packaging & Quality Assurance 241916
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Factory Quality Technician (Analyst)
  • Fort Dodge, IA
Manufacturing & Operations 242567
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Staff Engineer
  • Fort Dodge, IA
Manufacturing & Operations 241568
Nestlé Purina Pet Care Production Operator
  • Fort Dodge, IA
Manufacturing & Operations 231623
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