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KLN FAMILY BRANDS

Family Manufacturing
As a third-generation family company, KLN Family Brands manufactures and supplies
pet food, confections and candy to retailers across the United States. BY STEPHANIE CRETS

Tuffy's is upgrading its facility to
accommodate innovative trends
and keep pace with the everchanging pet food industry.

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Charlie Nelson,
president
www.klnfamilybrands.com
Perham, Minn.

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ow in its third-generation of family ownership, KLN Family Brands is upholding
its 50-plus year tradition of producing
high-quality products in both the pet
food industry, as well as the candy and confections
arena. KLN Family Brands is made up of two distinct companies: Tuffy's Pet Foods and Kenny's
Candy & Confections.
Tuffy's was established in 1964. Throughout the
years and today, the company manufactures dry and
semi-moist dog and cat foods. The innovative prod-

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ucts it produces with clean labels can be found in its
premium brands including NutriSource, Pure Vita
and Natural Planet. In these brands, customers can
find grain-free, natural and unique ingredients and
premium protein sources such as duck, venison and
salmon. In addition, it manufactures private label
dog food for a handful of prominent companies in
the pet food industry.
Recently, Tuffy's invested $75 million on a new
state-of-the-art extrusion facility. "We were at a
place until this past year where we were producing

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