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KENT CORPORATION OPENS INNOVATION CENTER AT ISU RESEARCH PARK

MUSCATINE, Iowa (September 3, 2018) – Kent Corporation has opened the Kent Innovation Center on the Research Park campus of Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa.

 

Kent Corporation is a recognized innovation leader in the ever-changing world of agriculture, food, feed, and bioscience.

 

“This new Innovation Center will grow and strengthen our relationship with Iowa State University as we apply cutting edge research to our focus in agriculture, food, feed, and biosciences for people, pets, and livestock,” said Gage Kent, CEO and Chairman of Kent Corporation.

Members of Kent Corporation, ISU, Ames Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, August 30 at the Ribbon Cutting Open House Event for the new Kent Innovation Center at ISU Research Park.

 

With the opening of the Kent Innovation Center, Kent is expanding its partnership with ISU. In September 2017, Kent Corporation made an $8 million commitment to the new Grain Science and Feed Mill facility. Kent believes the opportunities for graduating outstanding talent from these programs along with the opportunity for professional development of existing Kent employees and other Ag businesses will strengthen and enhance the future for the entire agriculture industry.

 

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Kent Corporation and GPC donate funds for life saving fire equipment in Washington and Daviess County IN

Muscatine, Iowa – August 10, 2018 – Kent Corporation supports the Washington Township Fire Department with a $50,000 donation toward the purchase of an additional fire truck for the volunteer department in Washington, Indiana.

 

The donation from Kent Corporation presented the Washington Township Fire Department with a check for $50,000 Friday August 10th, 2018.  The donation which was made at the Muscatine Fire Department and included members of the Washington Township department, Muscatine Department and Kent Corporation staff helped secure an E-One Bronto Skylift aerial ladder truck previously used by the City of Muscatine.

Pictured are members of the Washington Township Fire Department, Muscatine Fire Department and Kent Corporation.

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Kent® Featured at White House “Made in America” Event

Washington, DC – Gage Kent and Jimmy Kent represented Kent at the “Made in America” product showcase at the White House on July 23, 2018.

 

The Muscatine, Iowa-based company was invited to join President Trump and Vice President Pence in celebrating the importance of manufacturing, economic growth, and jobs for American workers.

 

“The Kent brand has been providing research-driven, high-quality nutrition that sets industry standards for feeding America’s livestock for generations. When my grandfather started the company, he established a reputation for high-quality animal nutrition products that we continue today,” said Gage Kent, Chairman and CEO of Kent Corporation. “It is a proud moment for all of us at Kent to reflect back on 90 years of leadership in the industry, and be asked to participate in today’s White House event representing both Iowa and agriculture.”

 

Kent was the only Iowa company invited and the only agricultural company featured at this year’s “Made in America” event. The event showcases companies from each of the 50 states and highlights their efforts and commitment to American-made goods.

 

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Kent brand celebrates 90 years of quality animal nutrition – Reputation for quality continues into the future

MUSCATINE, Iowa — The Kent brand recognized its 90th anniversary on December 15 in a year that saw the groundbreaking on a new state-of-the-art feed facility in Northwest Iowa, and a legacy gift to Iowa State University.

 

The celebration of the company’s 90th anniversary, marked by an employee celebration at corporate headquarters in Muscatine, was the kickoff to a year-long campaign demonstrating how reputation matters — from quality to innovation to service —  and how the Kent brand continues to honor its legacy.

 

“It’s a proud moment to reflect back on our 90 years of leadership in the livestock industry, to oversee the current initiatives Kent has launched, and to envision achievements yet to come,” said Gage A. Kent, President and Chief Operating Officer, Kent Corporation.

Kent continues to find ways to be a transformative force, embracing technology and working to fulfill the promise of quality animal nutrition that you can that trust — guaranteed. Continue reading

Kent Nutrition Group breaks ground on new Sheldon, Iowa plant

MUSCATINE, Iowa — Kent Nutrition Group broke ground on a new expansion project for their Deluxe Feeds Sheldon location on Thursday, September 14, 2017. The new northwest Iowa plant will increase volume and the flexibility of the operation while providing more products and service to area swine, dairy and beef customers.

Kent broke ground on September 14 for a new, multi-million dollar feed manufacturing facility to be built on the campus of Deluxe Feeds in Sheldon, Iowa. Company and city officials, employees, as well as state and national representatives were on hand for the kick off celebration, pictured from left to right are State Representative Randy Feenstra; Kevin Cain, president, Sheldon Chamber and Development Corporation (SCDC) Board ; Dan Paca, general manager, Deluxe Feeds; John Thorpe, president, KNG; Mike Gauss, vice president of operations, KNG; Skip Tanner, Sheldon Ambassador; and Katricia Meendering, Mayor of Sheldon.

The expansion project demonstrates KNG’s commitment to service for its livestock customers in the four-state area with the addition of five new pellets mills, high-efficiency packaging equipment, grain cleaning and packaging innovations, two separate processing lines, and a 50,000-square-foot warehouse. Continue reading