When you hear the word testosterone, what comes to mind? Many folks think of a large, muscle-bound man who is too aggressive and macho. Of course, that stereotype is untrue. Testosterone plays a role in a man's motivation and vigor, but it does much more than that. The truth is that testosterone is crucial for the male body because it affects development from puberty through old age.
As your primary androgen, testosterone helps develop the characteristics that make you the man you are. Controlled by your pituitary gland and your hypothalamus, testosterone helps maintain and develop:
Unfortunately, when your body suffers from low testosterone (also called hypogonadism), you'll start to notice concerning symptoms that affect every aspect of your life.
This is a question we get all the time at Rank One Medical. Though the true answer is nuanced, the bottom line is that aging is most often the reason for low T. Every man who ages will most likely have lower testosterone than younger men. Other causes of low testosterone include prescribed medications, drug abuse, injuries, and obesity.
When you lose large amounts of testosterone, it alters your testosterone and estrogen. Low T levels usually result in more abdominal fat, which in turn causes estrogen synthetase levels to jump. This creates even higher levels of estrogen in your body. With more estrogen and less testosterone, several concerning issues manifest.
Some of the most common symptoms associated with low testosterone include:
If you're a man struggling with just one of the symptoms above, it could be because you have low testosterone. However, the only way to be certain is to have your testosterone levels tested. If your testosterone levels are low for a man of your age, TRT in Miami, OK, may be the next logical step.
Have you noticed that you don't feel like "you" when you're working or relaxing at home? Do you always feel lethargic or unmotivated, even on your days off? Do you find it challenging to maintain an erection? Many men mistake these symptoms for being overworked or over-busy. Truthfully, though, there's a good chance these are symptoms of low testosterone. Since no two males have the same symptoms of low testosterone, it's prudent to understand and recognize some of the most common signs.
When you have low T, it's not unusual for sex to be unappealing. Crazy, right? If you're one of the thousands of men in the United States suffering from a low sex drive, it might not be you. It could be low testosterone. Don't settle for a mediocre libido - reclaim your sex life with Rank One Medical.
Also called ED, these are two words that every man hopes to avoid. When you're unable to perform in the bedroom, it's not just embarrassing - it can also affect your long-term relationships and even your mental health. ED is a challenging topic to talk about. But it doesn't have to be. TRT in Miami, OK can help re-light that special spark you've been missing for so long.
Your brain has many testosterone receptors. However, when you're suffering from low testosterone, it can affect your mood. With time, those feelings can lead to serious psychological issues like depression. However, studies show that TRT can help rebalance your hormones, which can lead to improved mood and a life without depression.
When you work hard all day, most men want to come home, eat some dinner, and try to go to sleep. Unfortunately, men with low testosterone tend to toss and turn, even when they're exhausted. Whether you have undiagnosed insomnia or a different sleep disorder, low T could be the culprit.
When testosterone levels lower as we get older, men have a harder time lifting heavy items. That's true even if you're hitting the gym and lifting weights to maintain your muscles. If you're making a concerted effort to keep your muscle mass and strength but aren't making gains, it could be due to low testosterone.
Do you find it extra challenging to finish normal tasks at work? Do you believe your memory is getting worse? Does your spouse or partner yell about not paying attention to them? Trust us; we've been there. The effects of low testosterone don't just affect your body - they can also affect your mind and memory. When TRT brings your testosterone levels back within normal range, brain fog and other concentration issues will often go away.
At Rank One Medical, we understand what men go through every day when living with low testosterone. They suffer from low libido, lack of motivation, and often feel abnormal and out of place. But as bad as those are, living with low testosterone can have more severe health risks that put your vital organs at risk.
Some of the health risks you should be concerned with include the following:
When you're diagnosed with pre-diabetes or diabetes, you may be wondering why. Sometimes, the culprit is having low T. Statistically, men with low testosterone have a higher chance of getting diabetes as they age. In the same vein of thought, men with diabetes are also much more likely to have low T. This fact establishes a relationship between testosterone and diabetes. This relationship is furthered by the fact that men with low testosterone have more challenges resisting insulin. Though TRT in Miami, OK won't cure your diabetes, research shows that men with healthy testosterone levels also have healthier blood sugar levels and are usually not as obese.
Have you been told by your primary care doctor that you have high blood pressure? Do you have an idea what may be causing your high blood pressure? Is it aging? Is it hereditary? Is it something else?
According to research, men with low testosterone have higher chances of suffering from cardiovascular illnesses. Because, when your testosterone levels are low, red blood cell reproduction slows. That, in turn, causes plaque buildup in your arteries. With time, plaque buildup can cause life-threatening issues like heart attacks or strokes.
If you look in the mirror in the morning and are disgusted with how fat you've gotten, you're not alone. Many aging men have problems with obesity. If you eat well and exercise like you should but still can't shed embarrassing body fat, low T could be the cause.
Research shows a link between obesity and low T, with testosterone playing an essential role in food metabolism. It's also involved with insulin, glucose, and fat regulation. Thankfully, when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, men who use TRT often lose weight and benefit from better blood glucose and low-density cholesterol levels.
When a man has anemia, his body lacks much-needed blood cells, meaning organs have less oxygen to properly function. Normal testosterone levels have been linked to healthy red blood cell counts, so it makes sense that men with low T are at risk of anemia. In fact, a study conducted in 2009 found that aging men with low testosterone were five times more likely to have anemia versus men with healthy testosterone. TRT isn't a cure for anemia, but with healthier levels of testosterone, your body will produce more red blood cells, which can prevent anemia.
Up to this point, we've explained some of the revolutionary benefits of TRT but haven't dug into how it works. TRT does exactly what its name implies: it's a therapy backed by science that replaces low T levels in men.
Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT is a form of hormone replacement therapy for men that helps them deal with and triumph over the debilitating side effects associated with low testosterone. Originally created by scientists in the 1930s, TRT has grown from a little-known treatment to a life-changing solution for millions of men worldwide.
Without boring you with facts and scientific speak, TRT gives your body the testosterone it needs to function properly. Without healthy T levels, your body isn't able to maintain the natural processes it needs for your well-being. As a matter of fact, men with low T are more likely to develop serious health problems like heart disease and type-2 diabetes. Until their testosterone levels are restored, most men suffer from the symptoms of low testosterone without hormone replacement therapy like TRT.
With TRT from Rank One Medical, your hormones are rebalanced so your body can finally begin to heal, relieving and even eliminating many of the most common signs of low testosterone.
Unlike some TRT clinics, Rank One Medical takes a comprehensive, careful approach to testosterone replacement therapy. To ensure our patients get the best results in the most efficient time frames, we have developed a 10-step physician-prescribed plan for TRT in Miami, OK.
You Complete Our Initial On-Boarding Form
You Complete Paperwork Regarding Your Medical History & Physical
You Receive a Lab Requisite Form to Print
You Find the Nearest Quest Lab Center for Your Initial Lab Work
Quest Lab Sends Rank One Medical Your Lab Results for Review
A Physician from Rank One Medical Will Develop and Prescribe a TRT Regimen Tailored to Your Body
Our Physicians Order TRT from a 501 Compounding Pharmacy
The Pharmacy Preps and Ships Your TRT Order to Your Doorstep Within 10 Business Days
Quest Labs Re-Draws Your Labs After 9 Weeks to Review Your Progress
Quest Labs Re-Draws Your Labs Every 4-6 Months for Ongoing Treatment
In addition to our easy 10-step process for TRT, every Rank One Medical patient benefits from our affordable prices and personalized service. After all, every man has a different body, and as such, will need different TRT. Our valued patients also benefit from the following:
Did you know that 13 million men have low T and that 90% of them go untreated by doctors? Living with the harmful side effects of low testosterone is no way to live. If you believe your testosterone levels are unhealthy, it's time to contact Rank One Medical. Living with low testosterone is definitely risky. But with help from our male HRT clinic, you can reclaim your youth and health with TRT in Miami, OK.
Unlike other TRT clinics, our highly-trained team uses a functional approach to male health, which lets us solve the causes of your symptom instead of putting a proverbial band-aid on them. Ready to get started? We're ready to help you every step of the way. Contact Rank One Medical and make a difference in your life today.
TALLAHASSEE - As efforts continued to sort out damage from Hurricane Idalia, regulators on Friday approved proposals by seven private insurers to pull as many as 202,000 policies from the state's Citizens Property Insurance Corp.Insurance Commissioner Michael Yaworksy signed orders approving the proposals by Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Slide Insurance Co., Florida Peninsula Insurance Co., Monarch National Insurance Co., Safepoint Insurance Co., Loggerhead Reciprocal Interinsurance Exchange...
TALLAHASSEE - As efforts continued to sort out damage from Hurricane Idalia, regulators on Friday approved proposals by seven private insurers to pull as many as 202,000 policies from the state's Citizens Property Insurance Corp.
Insurance Commissioner Michael Yaworksy signed orders approving the proposals by Homeowners Choice Property & Casualty Insurance Co., Slide Insurance Co., Florida Peninsula Insurance Co., Monarch National Insurance Co., Safepoint Insurance Co., Loggerhead Reciprocal Interinsurance Exchange and Edison Insurance Co.
The proposals were filed in late July, and the companies will be able to start assuming policies from Citizens about Nov. 21.
The approvals came as state leaders have long sought to move policies out of Citizens into the private market, at least in part because of financial risks if Florida gets hit by a major hurricane or multiple hurricanes.
Policies have poured into Citizens during the past three years as private insurers have dropped customers and raised rates because of financial troubles. As of Friday, Citizens had nearly 1.38 million policies - making it Florida's largest property insurer. Citizens was created as an insurer of last resort but has become the go-to insurer for many homeowners.
The orders Friday do not mean that the seven insurers will take the full numbers of approved policies from Citizens. Homeowners Choice was approved to assume up to 75,000 policies; Slide was approved to take up to 50,000; Florida Peninsula was approved to assume up to 30,000; Monarch National was approved to assume up to 20,399; Safepoint was approved to assume up to 16,000; Loggerhead was approved to assume up to 6,000; and Edison was approved to assume up to 5,000.
The insurers will effectively be able to choose which policies they want, a process Citizens Board of Governors Chairman Carlos Beruff recently likened to "cherry picking."
Also, homeowners targeted for what is known as "takeout" could be forced to pay more for coverage.
In many cases, homeowners can buy less-expensive coverage from Citizens than from private insurers. But a change approved in December by lawmakers and Gov. Ron DeSantis requires Citizens customers to accept offers of coverage from private insurers if the offers are within 20 percent of the cost of Citizens premiums.
That change was part of a wide-ranging package aimed at bolstering the insurance market. The willingness of insurers to take policies from Citizens could be a sign that the package, which also included such things as trying to limit lawsuits against carriers, has helped make the market more attractive to the industry.
In late July, Yaworsky approved proposals that could lead to private insurers pulling as many as 184,000 policies from Citizens starting in October. Those insurers were Slide Insurance Co., Safepoint Insurance Co., Southern Oak Insurance Co., Florida Peninsula and Monarch.
Also, Monarch assumed 17,239 policies in June, while Slide Insurance and Loggerhead Reciprocal Interinsurance Exchange received approval to take as many as 26,000 policies in August.
While last year's Hurricane Ian caused tens of billions of dollars in damage, Hurricane Idalia appears likely to have far less of an impact on the insurance industry. Idalia made landfall Wednesday in Taylor County and continued on a path through other rural areas.
"The Big Bend area where it made landfall is more sparsely populated and has some of the lowest insured values in the state, which makes losses unlikely to match those of Hurricane Ian last year," the AM Best financial-rating agency said in a commentary Friday. "Idalia's fierce winds, torrential rains and the resulting storm surge battered Florida's Gulf Coast before continuing onto Georgia and South Carolina, causing significant property damage that will result in sizable losses for the insurance industry."
The BMS reinsurance firm last week estimated Idalia caused $3 billion to $5 billion in insured losses.
"In reality, the insurance industry dodged a bullet as Idalia tracked over relatively rural areas with low population density," an analysis posted on the BMS website said.
The analysis did not break down potential insured losses in Florida and other states.
As of Sunday, insurers had reported $85 million in estimated insured losses, according to data posted on the Office of Insurance Regulation website. That total included data from 10,561 claims, including 7,515 residential property claims. Other types of claims included such things as auto damage.
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STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State women’s basketball team will make its return to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed, facing off against ninth-seeded Miami in the first round at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.The game is set for Saturday with the tip time to be determined....
STILLWATER — The Oklahoma State women’s basketball team will make its return to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 8 seed, facing off against ninth-seeded Miami in the first round at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana.
The game is set for Saturday with the tip time to be determined.
Here are five things to know about the Miami Hurricanes.
Miami (19-12) is sitting a win shy of 20 entering the NCAA Tournament after going 11-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Hurricanes come in having won three of their last seven games, going 1-1 in the ACC Tournament with a win over Boston College and a loss to Virginia Tech.
This will be Miami’s 16th appearance in the NCAA Tournament and 10th under coach Katie Meier, who is in her 18th season leading the program.
Meier has 419 career victories and a 343-222 record at Miami.
Beyond basketball, the biggest news Miami has made this year has been in the name, image and likeness game.
Twin sisters Haley and Hanna Cavinder are social media influencers.
A report by Forbes last July says the 21-year-old twins have approximately $1.7 million in NIL deals thanks to their social media reach that includes more than 4 million followers on TikTok plus another million-plus on other platforms.
Transfers from Fresno State, one of the reasons they came to Miami was to go to an NCAA Tournament, and here they are.
The Hurricanes rely heavily on their offense to win games. Over their past five victories, they’ve averaged 75.6 points per game.
Over their past five losses, they’ve averaged 51.8.
Similar to OSU, Miami relies on a variety of players for offense, with five players averaging between 6.9 and 12.6 points per game.
Haley Cavinder, a 5-foot-6 guard, leads the way at 12.6 with 4.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. Destiny Harden averages 12.0 points and a team-best 5.8 rebounds.
One key area where Miami could attack the Cowgirls is with its ability to force turnovers.
While OSU has been strong in taking care of the ball this season, averaging 13.3 turnovers per game, that has been a prickly situation lately.
Over the last five games, in which OSU has gone 1-4, it has turned the ball over 16.6 times per game.
As a team, Miami is forcing opponents into 17.0 turnovers per game while giving up 63.8 points per game, well short of OSU’s season average of 75.8.
The Cowgirls are shooting 45.3% from the floor and 36.6% from 3-point range, while Miami is allowing teams to shoot 41.6% and 31.7%, respectively.
OSU and Miami had only one crossover in their schedules, but it won’t tell you much more than you already know about this matchup — it’s a tight one.
Both teams played Florida State this season. Miami split, losing 92-85 at Florida State, then winning 86-82 at home.
OSU defeated Florida State 79-77 in the sixth game of the year, over Thanksgiving weekend, at the Women’s Cancun Challenge.
It was the first big win of the season for OSU, with Florida State later climbing into the top 25.
TIPOFF: 1 p.m. Saturday at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind. (ESPN)
Down 17 points at halftime, Miami stormed all the way back to secure a one-point victory, 62-61, over Oklahoma State during the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on the campus of Indiana University.Miami outscored Oklahoma State 42-24 in the second half. This included a run of 11-0 in favor of the ‘Canes in the third quarter.UM was led by transfer Haley Cavinder, who had 16 points to go along with another team-high in rebounds with eight.Cavinder’s layup with 2:55 left in the fo...
Down 17 points at halftime, Miami stormed all the way back to secure a one-point victory, 62-61, over Oklahoma State during the first round of the NCAA Tournament at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall on the campus of Indiana University.
Miami outscored Oklahoma State 42-24 in the second half. This included a run of 11-0 in favor of the ‘Canes in the third quarter.
UM was led by transfer Haley Cavinder, who had 16 points to go along with another team-high in rebounds with eight.
Cavinder’s layup with 2:55 left in the fourth quarter gave the Hurricanes a one-point lead. Miami held the advantage for the remainder of the game.
“It was so fun. I think that’s why you play the game,” Cavinder said. “Coming here, that was the goal, to get to March Madness and be able to advance. Just taking in this moment, being present…to have our team just come back, stay together, and get the dub, it was perfect.”
Cavdiner was one of four ‘Canes to score in double figures. Jasyme Roberts, Destiny Harden and Lola Pendande scored 12, 11 and 10 points, respectively. All these players helped Miami secure the fifth-largest comeback in Women’s NCAA Tournament history.
“In the locker room, we talked a lot about sticking together as a team and not going down without a fight,” Roberts said. “We came out in the second half a lot more calm-minded and we came out with a lot more aggression and played a lot more like a team. We pressured the ball, we pushed the ball and we did what we’re great at.”
Sophomore Anna Gret Asi led the Cowgirls off the bench with 16 points and junior Taylen Collins led them in rebounds with 16 as well.
Oklahoma State was able to keep it close at the end after Miami stormed back, but UM was able to make its free throws and be responsible enough with the ball to secure the victory.
Miami advances to the Round of 32 for the second year in a row as it will take on first-seeded Indiana on Monday at 8 p.m. at the Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Ind.
When Miami Hurricanes first baseman CJ Kayfus started his Saturday, he wasn’t having a bad season. A .299 hitter through his 18 prior games, Kayfus decided this wasn’t enough and led Miami with a 7-for-9 day, driving in 7 RBI with three home runs.
In a rare Saturday doubleheader, Miami took the first game, 21-6, over Virginia Tech before coming back from a six-run deficit in the second game of the day to win 12-9 and complete the series sweep at Mark Light Field.
“I can’t imagine a hitter more confident than him the country right now,” Miami head coach Gino DiMare said of Kayfus. “He can hit it all over the field. He’s pulling the ball, hitting the ball up the middle and hitting it to let field. That’s his MO and that’s what he does. That’s why he’s one of the better hitters in the country.”
In the first of two games, Miami started slowly but progressed exponentially. Virginia Tech (12-7, 1-5 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC)) starter and sophomore Drue Hackenberg didn’t allow any runs until the third inning. Once Hackenberg did allow a run, Virginia Tech began to unravel.
The Hurricanes scratched for four runs in the third inning via an RBI double by outfielder Zach Levenson, an RBI single by freshman Blake Cyr and a two-run homer by shortstop Dominic Pitelli.
Pulled after 4.2 innings, Hackenberg allowed seven runs on 10 hits, walking two batters while earning four strikeouts in 87 pitches. On the contrary, Miami starter Gage Ziehl went five innings and allowed one run on five hits, walking three batters with eight strikeouts.
As the UM (14-6, 5-1 ACC) lead grew in the first game, it was the seventh inning that put the nail in the coffin.
Scoring 10 runs in the inning, Miami tallied seven hits in the seventh frame with Kayfus, Nevada transfer Dario Gomez and catcher Carlos Perez all hitting home runs.
“Honestly, I’m just super excited to see that we’re playing the baseball that we all knew we could,” Kayfus said. “It’s just awesome to be a part of this team. Everybody has each other’s backs.”
Closing the first game out with a 21-6 win, Miami set a new season high in runs in a game (21) and home runs in a game (7).
“I’m proud of our players,” DiMare said. “Sweeping a doubleheader doesn’t happen very often. It’s extremely hard to do, but you’ve got to give a lot of credit to our hitters.”
Virginia Tech started strong in the second game, playing with a significant lead as the sun set upon the field in Coral Gables, Fla. The Hokies jumped out to a 6-0 lead on Miami starter Alejandro Rosario. The ninth man in the order, designated hitter Sam Tackett hit a grand slam in the second inning and did much of the damage against Miami.
The Hurricanes chipped away at the Virginia Tech lead. Closing the gap to 9-6 at the start of the eighth inning, UM batted around the order in one inning for the second time in as many games.
To start the eighth inning, Miami put left fielder Edgardo Villegas on base with a walk. Then, a soft groundball to Hokies third baseman Carson DeMartini was misplayed for an error, allowing all runners to reach safely. Turning a small mistake into a big result, UM followed the error with four straight RBI hits and drove in two more in the inning thanks to sacrifice flies from Perez and Kayfus.
“This is what we come here for,” sophomore Gaby Gutierrez said. “We’re dogs and we’re here to fight. There’s no quit in this team.”
Leading 12-9 entering the ninth inning, closer Andrew Walters returned for the first time in two weeks and earned his second save of the season without giving up a run.
In the first game, Hackenberg was handed the loss (1-2), while Ziehl (3-2) earned the win. In the second game, Hokies reliever Kiernan Higgins (1-1) was given the loss while ‘Canes right-hander Alejandro Torres picked up the win (2-0).
Miami will return to Mark Light Field for a 6:00 p.m. game against Florida Atlantic on Wednesday night.
The state and the county are splitting the cost of planning and designing a pedestrian and bicycle trail running the full 20-mile length of the South Dade TransitWay, where high-speed bus service is expected to begin next year.Each of the two is to provide $3 million for the planning of the South Dade Trail Shared-Use Path, which is to sit within the TransitWay’s 100-foot right-of-way.The total estimated cost of the trail is $62,176,895 without right-of-way or $84,153,236 with right of way – the amount paid to prope...
The state and the county are splitting the cost of planning and designing a pedestrian and bicycle trail running the full 20-mile length of the South Dade TransitWay, where high-speed bus service is expected to begin next year.
Each of the two is to provide $3 million for the planning of the South Dade Trail Shared-Use Path, which is to sit within the TransitWay’s 100-foot right-of-way.
The total estimated cost of the trail is $62,176,895 without right-of-way or $84,153,236 with right of way – the amount paid to property owners for right-of-way permissions or other property rights.
County commissioners last week voted 13-0 to accept the recommendation of the Citizens’ Independent Transportation Trust to amend the county’s five-year implementation plan to include in that plan the planning and design of the path enhancement project.
The commission’s vote clears the way to use $3 million from the county sales surtax funds that are earmarked for transportation improvements and are overseen by the trust.
The trail stretches from the Dadeland South Metrorail Station to Southwest 344th Street in Florida City, where there is a park-and-ride lot. “At Dadeland South Metrorail Station Kiss and Ride facility, the trail will connect to the future Underline and will allow for pedestrians and bicyclists to connect to the Miami River in downtown Miami,” citizens’ trust Executive Director Javier Betancourt noted in a written report to commissioners before their vote.
Others would also benefit from the trail, wrote county Chief Operations Officer Jimmy Morales.
“The goal,” he said, “is to develop a project that provides additional ADA [Americans with Disabilities Act] connectivity between the South Dade TransitWay bus stops and the surrounding communities given that many of the local streets along the TransitWay do not currently have sidewalks, forcing pedestrians and non-motorized vehicles to find a longer path to get to the major corridors that do have direct ADA access to the TransitWay.”
Completion of the South Corridor is anticipated in the first half of 2024, Mr. Betancourt wrote. Work on the new transit stations along the corridor had reportedly been delayed by the global supply chain breakdown to provided needed materials during the pandemic.
County commissioners in February approved a resolution to provide pedestrian and bicyclist access along the TransitWay.
Addition Will Expand Capabilities for In-House Production of Dog and Cat Treats for Pet Care LeaderST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestlé Purina PetCare today announced plans to acquire Red Collar Pet Foods' Miami, Oklahoma pet treats factory from Arbor Investments, with an anticipated closing in March. The addition of the Miami factory to Purina's North American production footprint will mark the 22nd Purina owned and operated facility nationwide and expand in-house capabilities for dog and cat treats innovation...
Addition Will Expand Capabilities for In-House Production of Dog and Cat Treats for Pet Care Leader
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 7, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Nestlé Purina PetCare today announced plans to acquire Red Collar Pet Foods' Miami, Oklahoma pet treats factory from Arbor Investments, with an anticipated closing in March. The addition of the Miami factory to Purina's North American production footprint will mark the 22nd Purina owned and operated facility nationwide and expand in-house capabilities for dog and cat treats innovation and production.
The Red Collar factory was carefully selected based on its current and future soft and meaty pet treats production capabilities and shared commitment to quality and safety. Purina has worked with the Red Collar team since 2022 to co-manufacture several soft chew pet treats under its Purina treats portfolio and Zuke's brands.
"We look forward to welcoming the Red Collar team to the Purina family and becoming part of the Miami community," said Nolan Terry, head of manufacturing for Nestlé Purina North America. "Working together, we can continue our shared legacy of operational excellence when it comes to the safety of our people and quality of our products."
For Red Collar, the sale underscores the quality of the Miami operations and team.
"The Miami, Oklahoma plant has a long legacy of industry-leading safety and quality, from the knowledgeable people to the high-quality, safe treats they produce," said Jim Cohen, president and CEO at Red Collar Pet Foods. "We are pleased that Miami's expertise, operational excellence and dedicated associates will be a great fit for Nestlé Purina."
The acquisition comes during a period of record growth and capital investment for Purina. Two dry food factories are currently under construction in Eden, North Carolina and Williamsburg Township, Ohio, which are expected to open in late 2023 and 2024 respectively. Between 2020-2025, Purina is investing more than $2 Billion in factory expansions, new construction and acquisitions, creating more than 850 new jobs in the process.
"Continued innovation and expanded production capabilities are critical to help drive future growth in our treats business," said Andrea Faccio, Chief Growth Officer at Purina. "The Red Collar team has the expertise to add tremendous value to Purina as we pursue new opportunities to feed and treat dogs and cats."
Following closing, Purina will begin transitioning factory operations to produce its current and future dog and cat treat products.
ABOUT PURINA Nestlé Purina PetCare creates richer lives for pets and the people who love them. Founded in 1894, Purina has helped dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives by offering scientifically based nutritional innovations. Purina manufactures some of the world's most trusted and popular pet care products, including Purina ONE, Pro Plan, Fancy Feast and Tidy Cats. Our more than 8,700 U.S. associates take pride in our trusted pet food, treat and litter brands that feed 51 million dogs and 65 million cats every year. More than 500 Purina scientists, veterinarians, and pet care experts ensure our commitment to unsurpassed quality and nutrition.
Purina promotes responsible pet care through our scientific research, our products, and our support for pet-related organizations. Over the past five years, Purina has contributed more than $150 million towards organizations that bring, and keep, people and pets together, as well as those that help our communities and environment thrive.
ABOUT RED COLLAR PET FOODSAt Red Collar, we are pet people with decades of experience who believe every pet deserves great treats made right here from our factories in the U.S. Established in 2018, we make high-quality treats for national distribution. Learn more at www.redcollarpet.com
ABOUT ARBOR INVESTMENTSFounded in 1999 with offices in Chicago and New York, Arbor Investments is a specialized private equity firm focusing exclusively on acquiring premier companies in the food, beverage and related industries. To date, the firm has acquired or invested in over 80 companies in North America.
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