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Kent Nutrition Group Helps Flood Ravaged Nebraska Farmers

MUSCATINE, Iowa (April 17, 2019) —  Kent Nutrition Group, a subsidiary of Kent Corporation, has pledged 19 tons of animal feed to aid Nebraska farmers impacted by recent flooding. In the first week of April, Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) announced its collaboration with the Nebraska Department of Agriculture in lending a hand to the state’s producers in need.


Flood victims in Nebraska currently face a feed shortage amid historic losses in both livestock and harvests due to last month’s sudden disaster. Large portions of the state remain underwater, drowning stored grain and casting doubts on whether crops can be planted this year. Thousands of livestock have perished in the flood.

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GPC Begins Construction on MALTRIN® Expansion

WASHINGTON, Indiana (April 15, 2019) — Grain Processing Corporation (GPC), a subsidiary of Kent Corporation, recently broke ground at the site of the new multimillion dollar MALTRIN® expansion at the Washington, Indiana plant. The GPC expansion will create jobs to support construction and future production capacity.


The MALTRIN® expansion project represents a significant capital investment for GPC. This is the largest expansion at the Washington Plant since it started operations. It is fitting to mark this groundbreaking in the year GPC celebrates 20 years of production at its Washington, IN facility.


“GPC is committed to meeting the global demand for MALTRIN®,” said Patrick Homoelle, President of GPC. “This is an important step in meeting that demand and ensuring that we have a continued supply of our highest quality products.”

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Kent Nutrition Group Wins Nine NAMA Regional Awards

DES MOINES, Iowa (April 11, 2019) — Kent Nutrition Group (KNG), a subsidiary of Kent Corporation, won nine National Agri-Marketing Association’s (NAMA) regional awards for its recent marketing achievements.


“The KNG marketing services team, has done an excellent job showing the value and quality of Kent and Blue Seal brands to commercial producers, farming communities, and animal lovers throughout the Midwest and Northeast,” said Mark Krieger, Vice President of Marketing for KNG.


“By continually raising the bar on creative excellence, we are competing with the biggest names in agriculture and winning,” said Krieger. “It is a great honor to be recognized by organizations like NAMA for our efforts.”


NAMA is the nation’s largest association for professionals in marketing and agribusiness. Marketing professionals from around the country gather to exchange ideas, collaborate and plan with other industry professionals, like agencies, account executives, creatives, new hires, public relations specialists, product developers, and product managers. Continue reading

Chamber Recognizes Kent Corporation as 75 Year, Founding Member

MUSCATINE, Iowa (April 8, 2019) — Kent Corporation was recently recognized for its long-standing commitment to helping create a prosperous economic and business climate throughout Muscatine County. The Greater Muscatine Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized Kent Corporation at its Annual Meeting, held at the Merrill Hotel and Conference Center on Thursday, March 28. This year, the GMCCI is celebrating its 75 year anniversary; Kent Corporation is proud to be a founding member.


“Kent Corporation has long been a very supportive member of GMCCI,” said Greg Jenkins, President and CEO of the GMCCI. “Yes, the company’s financial support is key to sustaining GMCCI, but beyond the dollars, Kent Corporation’s support of the community in so many ways is key to the success of GMCCI. It is the people of Kent who make so many wonderful things happen in Muscatine.”

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Gage A. Kent Joins Iowa Business Hall of Fame As 2018 Inductee

DES MOINES, Iowa (March 20, 2019) — Gage A. Kent, Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO of Kent Corporation, has been inducted into the Iowa Business Hall of Fame for his contributions to community development and enhancement of Iowa’s business climate.



“It is an honor to be recognized by the Iowa business community with this award,” said Kent. “I truly appreciate the Hall of Fame designation and I feel this award is also an acknowledgment of Kent Corporation’s long commitment to our employees and the people who call Muscatine home.”

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