Coastal Pet Products, Inc. was founded in 1968 by Jim and Tom Stout. The first facility was built in 1974 and employed 10 people. At present, the Coastal facility is 376,500 square feet or 8.6 acres under roof and employs over 500 associates. Since 1968, Coastal has expanded its product line from 50 different SKUs to over 7,500 total finished good SKUs. This makes Coastal the world's largest pet collar and leash manufacturer.