Issued by BuddyRest Pet Products FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/05/16
BuddyRest Pet Products Acquires PetNV Brand from Envision, Inc.
BuddyRest, a trusted leader in premium quality pet products has acquired the PetNV brand from Envision, Inc. The award winning PetNV brand features innovative reflective te chnology on leashes, collars and human companion belts that helps ensure dogs and their owners are more visible. The product line is currently manufactured by Envision in Wichita, Kansas.
BuddyRest Pet Products intends to build upon the strong foundation that Envision has created with the PetNV line while also utilizing the technology in other product offerings under the Pup IQ product brand also owned by BuddyRest. Pup IQ has a focus on utilizing intelligent materials and design to bring highly differentiated products to market and affordable prices. “BuddyRest is proud to work in partnership with Envision on their mission of employing the visually impaired by keeping Envision as a manufacturing partner ” says Trevor Crotts President of BuddyRest Pet Products. “This acquisition allows more versatility to enter new product verticals and spread our passion of high quality, innovative pet products to other categories in the pet industry.” “This is a win-win situation for everyone involved,” said Michael Monteferrante, President and CEO of Envision. “Trevor Crotts and his team are pet products experts and Envision is an expert in manufacturing this unique pet product line. By working together, PetNV will only grow, creating even more jobs at Envision that benefit individuals with vision loss.”
This partnership ensures all products are made in the USA in Wichita, Kansas. This acquisition is a great fit because it is utilizing a manufacturing process at Envision that employs people who are blind or visually impaired to help pets and pet parents be more visible and therefore increase safety when they are outdoors in low visibility conditions. An estimated 1.2 million dogs are stuck by vehicles each year. PetNV products are visible at a greater distance and increasing visibility will decrease the number of dogs hit by automobiles.
At BuddyRest, we are dog people at heart. That is why we work hard to bring consumers the best quality, innovative pet products that truly help animals. Our products make life easier for pet people and improve the quality of life for our furry friends. BuddyRest is leading a revolution in the pet industry by providing very durable, American made products that last the lifetime of your animal. We use real science in our processes and only the best materials. Our new Award Winning Pup IQ line furthers our quest to bring high quality, innovative pet products to the masses.
About Envisionnvision promotes advocacy and independence for those who are
Envision promotes advocacy and independence for those who are blind or low vision. Founded in 1933, Envision is one of the largest employers of individuals with vision loss in the nation. Headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, Envision’s mission is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. Learn more about Envision at envisionus.com.