Our History

Sunshine Mills Inc., is one of the leading producers of high quality pet food and treats in the United States. We sell our variety of products throughout the United States, plus over thirty other countries worldwide.

Our company has developed through three generations of a truly American family business. With headquarters located in the rural north Alabama town of Red Bay, the company began as a producer of animal feed in 1949 under the direction of Omer Bullen and his son-in-law, Fred Bostick, Jr. The business continued to grow and pet food was added to the production lineup in 1960 in a pelleted form.

Sunshine Mills began extruding pet food in 1967. The company expanded rapidly and geographically under the guidance of John Bostick between 1971 and 1984. New products like puppy food, high protein, and cat food were added to the sales mix.

Alan Bostick took over the reins as President and CEO in 1984 and has continued the progress and foresight of his grandfather, father and brother.

The company has grown to over 700 employees with food and treat capacity exceeding 1 billion pounds annually in three locations. In addition, Sunshine has two dog biscuit facilities and soft & chewy treat production. 
​Today, our products are marketed under various Sunshine brands as well as private label offerings. These items can be purchased at most of the major retailers across the USA including mass merchandisers, grocery, value discount, clubs, pet specialty, hardware and the farm & feed channels.
 
Sunshine Mills Inc., continues to grow by stressing
Quality, Value, Service and Innovation!