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.
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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.