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Kent Nutrition Group honored by American Feed Industry Association

Hagerstown, MD – AFIA (American Feed Industry Association) representatives recently presented the Runner-up “Feed Mill of the Year” award to personnel at the Kent Nutrition Group (KNG) manufacturing plant in Hagerstown, Maryland.  The Feed Mill of the Year program recognizes overall excellence in feed manufacturing operations in the areas of employee safety, quality, regulatory compliance, efficiency, and feed safety.

Celebrating Kent Nutrition Group's runner-up Feed Mill of the Year award are, front row from left: Jeremy Ruckman, Donald Castleman, Steve Mowen, Charles Brennan, Pierre Desautels, Jeremy Rowden, Fred Smith. 2nd row: Chris Shearer, Jason Murphy, Dennis Miller, Steve Presgraves, Derrick Sweigert, Bradley Holmes. 3rd row: Chris Quick, Aaron Houser, Andrew Houser, Earl Bevan. Not pictured: Tony Piedrahita, Edgard Normil, and Kirk Dowler.

Celebrating Kent Nutrition Group’s runner-up Feed Mill of the Year award are, front row from left: Jeremy Ruckman, Donald Castleman, Steve Mowen, Charles Brennan, Pierre Desautels, Jeremy Rowden, Fred Smith.
2nd row: Chris Shearer, Jason Murphy, Dennis Miller, Steve Presgraves, Derrick Sweigert, Bradley Holmes.
3rd row: Chris Quick, Aaron Houser, Andrew Houser, Earl Bevan.
Not pictured: Tony Piedrahita, Edgard Normil, and Kirk Dowler.

 

The KNG plant at Hagerstown was constructed in 1997 and has a staff of twenty-two employees.

 

“This is a great achievement and much appreciation goes out to our hard-working staff members who have made this opportunity possible,” said plant manager Jeremy Ruckman.

 

According to Keith Epperson, AFIA Vice President of Manufacturing and Training, ninety feed facilities placed applications this year. He explained that the expanded emphasis now being placed on feed safety by the industry has made the selection process for the award extremely competitive.

 

Both Kent and Blue Seal are master brands of Kent Nutrition Group, Inc.  Kent Nutrition Group is a leading manufacturer of quality feeds thoughout the Midwest and Northeast.  A subsidiary of Kent Corporation, Kent Nutrition Group remains part of a family-owned network of food companies including Grain Processing Corporation and Kent Pet Group of Muscatine, Iowa, and Precision Foods Group, of St Louis, Missouri.