Business View Magazine | May 2019

264 BUSINESS VIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2019 toward that. But we are open to anything else, so, of course, we’re looking at other things, as well – sustainable energy, wind and solar. We have the right area for those kinds of things, and we’re positioned well with our water supply. We’re open to anyone who wants to move here.” Simons ends with his own encomium to the good life in Deaf Smith County. “I’ve lived here for 47 years, and this place is a good place to raise a family,” he declares. “It’s a good place, with good, hardworking, trusting, God-fearing people. I think that makes us special in that regard.” PREFERRED VENDOR n Merrick Pet Care Merrick Pet Care, which was founded in Hereford, Texas, in 1988, is a leader in natural and organic pet care. Last year, the company made significant investments in the Deaf Smith County by opening a new cannery, adding 150+ new jobs and increasing wages for 500+ local team members. n EDF renewables