NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Pet food company Mars Petcare is breaking ground on an $87 million regional innovation center in Williamson County.
The ground breaking ceremony on Tuesday in Thompson's Station will mark the beginning of construction on the four-building campus where Mars and the Nutro Company will create new pet food innovations for the North American market.
The new center will employ about 144 people and is expected to be finished by the end of 2013.
Mars makes pet food brands Pedigree, Whiskas, Cesar, Temptations, Nutro and Greenies and is headquartered in Williamson County, just south of Nashville.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.