PHOENIX – For The Earth Corporation signed a letter of intent to acquire Prestige Pet Products Inc., which holds patents on the pork hide smoking process.

Prestige Pet Products Inc. has been importing various pet products for more than 20 years and serving mass merchandisers and pet supply companies. It manufacturers 100-percent, all-natural pork hides that are slowly smoked to enhance the flavor and contain no preservatives. The 100 percent natural chews meet or exceed all USDA and FDA specifications.

"Acquiring Prestige Pet Products, Inc. allows us to be the market leader in this technology and allows us to offer a full complement of products and services to the pet industry,” said Nelson Grist, president and CEO of For The Earth Corporation. “This acquisition propels us to a market leader position that we take very seriously. The 100 percent all-natural pork hide bones, sticks, twists and wraps fit with the natural focus For The Earth Corporation is committed to maintaining," With Grist's 20 years of experience in the pet industry, For The Earth has the leadership necessary to make a vast impact on the $54 billion industry.

By acquiring Prestige Pet Products, For The Earth will be able to capitalize on existing manufacturing and warehouse space in Novi, Mich., resulting in closer and more efficient delivery of products to customers in the eastern half of the US.

Based in Phoenix, Ariz., For The Earth Corporation offers a diverse range of environmentally friendly, 100 percent non-toxic and biodegradable products.