Intersand, a global manufacturer of ultra-premium cat litter, is expanding its North American footprint by opening a new headquarters in Windsor, Colo. The facility marks an important expansion in the U.S. market, allowing for increased supply chain efficiency to support growing North American and also international demand, officials said in a statement.
“This impressive new facility provides us a key U.S. distribution hub to serve our rapidly expanding markets, particularly our growth in the U.S., while also creating timely, local jobs,” said Stéphane Chevigny, president and CEO of Intersand, which is based in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada. “It’s an exciting, complementary plant to our current facilities in Canada and offers us the opportunity to keep increasing the innovation and digital transformation of all of our plants. Projects like this are mobilizing for our customers, our employees and our industry.”
The state-of-the-art, fully automated facility uses next-generation operating systems with advanced manufacturing technology, developed in-house jointly by Intersand and partners, officials said.
The new facility provides a strategic geographic presence within the U.S., near the Wyoming main sources of bentonite clay, enhancing raw material supply chain efficiency, officials added.
“Furthermore, the facility’s rail service and connection to Class I railroads by Great Western Railway of Colorado (GWR), operated by OmniTRAX, provide safe, efficient and environmentally friendly transportation of raw materials and completed products—a priority for the environmentally conscious company,” officials added.
Francis Robert, vice president of operations at Intersand, said, “This site is a turning point in the cat litter industry. In complement of the high-level automation, this new facility comes with unique energy conservation systems. Each element [is] designed specifically to maximize production, while maintaining high standards in energy conservation. Those first-class standards include intelligent ventilation, lighting to exceptional measures, protocols developed to ensure employee safety and more.”