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Kent Corporation and GPC bring sister company home with new 35 jobs to Muscatine

Kent Precision Foods Group, a subsidiary of Kent Corporation and sister company to GPC, will move its headquarters, along with 35 jobs from St. Louis to Muscatine in 2019.

Kent Corporation Headquarters

“We welcome the addition of 35 jobs to Muscatine as we relocate our Kent Precision Foods Group headquarters from St. Louis to our home community,” said Gage A. Kent, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Kent Corporation. “By bringing Kent Precision Foods Group to here, Kent Corporation continues to demonstrate our commitment to the people and the economy of Muscatine.” Continue reading

KNG Gives

At Kent Nutrition Group (KNG), our Kent and Blue Seal brands personify our three brand pillars – Quality, Service, and Trust. We apply these three pillars to help us fulfill our mission to be the most trusted and preeminent regionally focused animal nutrition brands in the country — with Kent in the Midwest and Blue Seal in the East. Because of this, we believe that it is both our privilege and responsibility to give back to those we work beside and serve.

 

To help support this effort, we have created KNG Gives to be our community impact program to provide relief, aid, donations, and financial support to the business, communities, and customers we serve. Giving back through KNG Gives not only helps us express our sincere gratitude for our success, but also lets us demonstrate that KNG is not just an animal company, but a people company as well. Continue reading

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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