Kent News

Rockford plant wins Runner-up Feed Mill of the Year

The American Feed Industry and Feedstuffs Magazine awarded the Kent Nutrition Group manufacturing plant in Rockford, Illinois the title of Runner-Up Feed Mill of the Year this week.  More than 80 feed facilities were entered for the award this year.

 

The Kent Nutrition Group plant has the capacity to manufacture 20,000 tons of feed each year and is a leader in nutrition products and services for commercial livestock, lifestyle animals, and pets.

 

Rockford plant manager, Tom Smolen, attributes the plant’s success to its workers.  “The key to our success is our people.  The employees at the Rockford plant have taken to heart what is required to be considered a top notch feed mill.”

Keith Epperson, AFIA Vice President of Manufacturing and Trainig, presents award to Rockford Plant Manager, Tom Smolen.

Keith Epperson, AFIA Vice President of Manufacturing and Trainig, presents award to Rockford Plant Manager, Tom Smolen.

 

The Feed Mill of the Year Award was created to recognize overall excellence and achievement in feed manufacturing operations.  All contestants are rated in areas of quality, safety, operating efficiencies, and regulatory.

 

Kent Nutrition Group is a subsidiary of Kent Corporation of Muscatine, Iowa.  As brands within Kent Nutrition Group, Kent and Blue Seal brands offer innovative products manufactured with only high-quality ingredients.