MUSCATINE, IA. — GSTC Logistics, Inc. of Walford, Iowa will build a new 600,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Muscatine this year. Construction will begin in a few weeks.
The center will serve as the distribution center for products made by GPC, Kent Nutrition Group, and Kent Pet Group.
Approximately 29 – 35 people will be hired by GSTC to operate this new warehouse and distribution center. The new distribution center is expected to be completed and be fully operational by January 2014.
Because of Kent Corporation’s continued commitment to Muscatine, the materials and labor for the construction of this facility will come from area businesses.
“The new warehouse will provide us a food grade facility to meet our customer requirements,” said Kevin Fields, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Services. “This distribution center will also have a state of the art warehouse management system allowing us to better serve our growing customer base in the United States as well as customers worldwide.”
Kent Corporation is parent company to and provides management and administrative services for Grain Processing Corporation; Kent Nutrition Group; Kent Pet Group; and Kent Precision Foods Group.