Ferndale's Healthy Pet, formerly known as Absorption Corp., has acquired the Simply Pine cat litter brand from Dry Creek Products, LLC.
As part of the deal, Dry Creek has agreed to a multi-year contract to supply Healthy Pet with cat litter products.
Simply Pine is an all natural, wood-based cat litter available in both clumping and regular versions. The product is currently sold in more than 1,500 retail locations throughout the U.S.
In a news release, Healthy Pet CEO Ted Mischaikov said acquiring the Simply Pine brand accelerates the company's plans to expand into the natural fiber cat litter market.
Absorption Corp. changed its name to Healthy Pet last month to better reflect its focus as a pet product company. Healthy Pet has a manufacturing facility in Ferndale and has been in business for more than 25 years. It is now a division of J. Rettenmaier & Sohne Group, which is based in Germany.