Alaska Mill & Feed was started in 1950 by Don Donatello, who had come to Alaska with the military during World War II. Mr. Donatello stayed in Alaska after the War and started a small family business from his home making bleach. Land was acquired and a rendering plant was built in 1958. A short while later a feed mill was constructed in 1964. As the business grew, other projects were completed. A farm and garden retail operation and a fertilizer blending plant were built in the 70’s.
Alaska Mill & Feed currently operates a garden and pet wholesale distribution business under the name Alaska Garden & Pet Supply Inc., manufacturing facilities for animal feed, fertilizer, ice melt and wild bird seed, and a retail store.
The Company’s strong emphasis on customer service, quality products (many of which are made in Alaska ), and competitive prices have helped cultivate the family-owned business from a very small beginning to a large, local company that employs over sixty people.