East Longmeadow, MA – Chris Jacobi, President, W. F. Young, Inc., and Joy Collett, owner of Designing Health, Inc., are pleased to announce that W. F. Young has purchased the assets of Designing Health, Inc., the manufacturer and marketer of The Missing Link® supplements for dogs, cats, birds, small animals and horses.
Referring to the sale, Joy Collett said, “Selling The Missing Link was a very difficult decision for me. It was my husband’s (the late Dr. Robert Collett) heart and soul for so many years, and reflected his deep personal passion for all animals. The most important factor in my decision was finding a company that would carry his vision forward. The similarities between our two companies, starting with the fact that both were founded because of a personal passion for animals, plus a continued dedication to providing the best possible products, made W. F. Young the right choice to steward The Missing Link in the future,” Collett continued.
Ken Oh, General Manager, Pet Division at W. F. Young, said, “We are more than pleased to have the opportunity to continue the legacy that Dr. Collett created with The Missing Link, and it’s a perfect complement to our recent acquisition of Pure Ocean Botanicals. Both companies match our existing philosophy and way of doing business, namely, offering quality products intended to enhance the lives of our pets.”
F. Young’s family ownership, with current owner Tyler Young representing the fourth generation, and members of the fifth generation actively working in the company, was also a deciding factor. “It’s comforting to know that, as a family-owned company, the passion and compassion for all animals will remain a core value for W. F. Young,” Collett said.
About W. F. Young, Inc. / Absorbine®
Founded in 1892 by Wilbur Fenelon Young and his wife Mary Ida, W. F. Young has manufactured and distributed quality healthcare products under the Absorbine name for over 120 years. The company is recognized as a worldwide leader in animal healthcare products designed to enhance the wellbeing and enjoyment of life for animals and their people. For more information, visit www.absorbine.com.
About Designing Health, Inc. / The Missing Link
In the early 1990s, Robert Collett, DVM began research into the degenerative disease processes he observed in patients at his veterinary clinic in Sylmar, CA. Convinced that there was a nutritional gap between what animals ate in the wild – nutritionally dense, whole, raw and fresh foods – and modern commercially processed pet foods, Dr. Collett developed and patented cold processing methods and supplement formulas for pets targeting this nutritional gap. The overwhelming demand for these supplements led Dr. Collett to launch Designing Health, Inc. to manufacture and market The Missing Link supplements.
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