C & S Products purchased by California company

Friday, June 07, 2019

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Bill Shea

C & S Products Co. Inc., a Fort Dodge-based producer of wild bird food, has been acquired by a California company that makes similar products.

Central Garden & Pet Co., of Walnut Creek, California, obtained the local company in a deal confirmed by representatives of both companies. The terms of the transaction have not been revealed.

Kevin Alstott, the owner and chief executive officer of the Fort Dodge company; and Karen Alstott, who is owner and president of the company; wrote a statement on the transaction, which was released Thursday by Central Garden & Pet Co.

”We wanted to make you all aware that we’ve joined with Central Garden & Pet to build a partnership for growth for our business for the years to come,” the Alstotts wrote.

”The result of our partnership won’t result in any changes to our employees and the Fort Dodge area,” they added. ”We’ll still be called C & S, the people and management will remain the same and Karen and I will continue to lead the business. The advantage of our partnership is that we’ll have access to greater market resources and capital to continue to build our business.”

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