Purina PetCare: A Leader In The Pet Food Industry!


I was recently reading the July 24, 2015 Purina news and saw that the company celebrated a landmark unveiling of a new dog park and 50 years in Crete, Nebraska. With the grand opening of the “Waggin” Tail Dog Park, which is a joint effort between Nestlé Purina’s Crete manufacturing facility and the city. The Nestlé Purina plant is an all-important enterprise to the Crete residents and the community overall.

Along with the 50-year celebration in Crete, the dog park grand opening share the spotlight with the company’s 50-year anniversary recognition in Crete. The pet food company represents the second largest employer in Crete, Nebraska. The employer provides jobs for an estimated 460 workers and has been a pinnacle integral part of the community for 50 years.

This company values its long-time partnerships with other local area organizations, like the public schools in Crete, and other business partners such as Crete Carrier Corporation. Purina Petcare values its associations with manufacturing plant employees. Originally, the factory was under the ownership of ALPO Pet Food, Inc., which opened in 1965.

In 1994, Nestlé acquired ALPO, and Ralston Purina acquired the company later in 2001. Currently, the Purina Petcare Company produces a variety of canned and dry food products. It is remarkable for a business to reach its 50th anniversary, but this particular enterprise has grown tremendously and has been a substantial asset to the community in Crete Nebraska.

Purina Petcare Promotes responsible, community involvement and positive bonding between people and their dogs. As a cutting-edge, worldwide marketer of pet food, Purina PetCare is a global leader in the industry of pet nutrition and wellness. They believe in development of dog food that nourishes the whole dog from providing energy to catch a frisbee in mid-air to fetching a frisbee from the backyard pool.

The dog owner’s bond with their furry friends is important. The connection enhances a dog’s life, as well as the dog’s human. Purina Petcare dedicates time to ensure that dogs have the best nutrition product available. There are countless scientists, nutritionists and researchers that have one objective to make sure dogs have the best nutrition money can buy.

Purina Petcare believes in result-driven nutrition. Research outcomes are the formula for providing dog lovers with the best quality nutrition in the market for their dogs. High-quality protein is important and a substantial element of a balanced diet for a dog’s health needs.

Less Expensive than Manhattan


Apartment communities are great places to make friends, to live in secure environments with doormen and ultimately live in a place where everything is taken care of for you. In addition, with many people working from home, at least part of the time, it is really nice to live in a complex where there is access to a fitness facility, bike storage, laundry facilities, parking garages and those which are also not far from mass transportation, especially in the greater New York tri-state area. In a lot of ways, higher end apartment complexes are like living in luxurious hotels. New Jersey has its fair share of these communities, and they cater to those that are looking for a little more than a place to hang their hat. The Aspire, in New Brunswick, New Jersey does just that.

This community was designed with residents needs in mind. There is a covered parking garage and bike storage on the premises. There is also two spacious outdoor decks, with one being on the 18th floor providing panoramic city views. You can also feel safe with a 24-hour doorman lobby. Apartments are often not big enough to entertain in, at least not if you are entertaining more than a few people. The Aspire has a Resident Club which has a kitchen attached to it, as well as a library and dining room. This area can be booked by residents for parties or other gatherings requiring some additional space than one might have in their apartment. All residents can enjoy the 24-hour, state-of-the-art fitness facility. This community is also pet friendly, and every apartment also comes equipped with a washer and dryer.

New Brunswick has a thriving night life, and this complex is surrounded by an eclectic mix of bars, restaurants and shopping options. The company that completed The Aspire project, also owns One Spring Street, another upscale community of New Brunswick luxury apartments. There is also another New Jersey apartment complex being undertaken by this development firm in Newark called One Rector Street. This is the first high-rise that is being built in this city, which unfortunately is the home to decaying structures that are reminiscent of an earlier, thriving, and industrial time.

Reinvesting in these areas is going to bring much needed additional housing options to Northern New Jersey in particular, which is home to an enormous amount of Manhattan residential overflow. Newark is also only about a 20 minute commute to the city for those that are looking for less expensive housing options while also wanting to avoid long commutes. New Jersey is a great place to live if you work in Manhattan, as you get a lot more for your money while remaining commutable distance from work and one of the world’s most thriving cities.

Sweeping Change in Attitudes in a Remarkably Short Time on Marijuana and Gay Rights


It is hard to recall the existence of a more rapid shift in public attitudes as has been experienced with regards to both gay rights and marijuana in the past ten to fifteen years. As recently as 2004, one big part of the Republican re-election effort of George W. Bush was to assure the presence of ballot initiatives across the country that defended traditional marriage and fought gay rights. The strategy worked. It brought greater numbers of Republican leaning voters who were opposed to gay marriage out to the polls and helped to sweep Bush back into the White House. Fast forward about a decade, and the gay rights issue is possibly the biggest one alienating many Republican politicians from voters under the age of forty. Marijuana is the other issue on which there has been a veritable sea change of opinion in an incredibly short time.

Only 32 percent of Americans supported marijuana legalization as recently as 2006. Today, 53 percent of the populace favor legalization reports Ricardo Guimarães BMG. This process is accelerating at the state level where it seems every year a couple more states are either making it legal for medical use or just legal period. Such massive changes in attitudes don’t usually occur so quickly. Typically, it takes time for an older generation with fixed views on a particular issue to die off over time and societal views to gradually evolve. One wonders if our digital, information at our fingertips tips all day and every day gadget heavy society is speeding up the rate at which society is able to evolve.