Mars to break ground on new facility in Tenn.

THOMPSON'S STATION, Tenn. (AP) -- Pet food company Mars Petcare will break ground this month on an $87.9 million facility and new corporate headquarters in Williamson County.

The Tennessean reports that the first phase of the planned four-building campus will start with a regional innovation center in Thompson's Station where new pet food recipes will be designed and tested.

Mars makes pet food brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Cesar and Royal Canin.

The groundbreaking ceremony is set for May 22.

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