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The Salvation Army to Unveil its First Dual-Purpose Disaster Relief Trailer in the Wisconsin Upper Michigan Area

WAUWATOSA, WIS. (Jan. 16, 2017) — An innovative disaster relief trailer that will be equipped with a unique radio mobile communications unit, air conditioning unit, and ample storage for emergency product distribution such as beverages and small meals, is being unveiled at 1:30 p.m. on Wed., Jan. 18, at The Salvation Army’s Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Divisional Headquarters (11315 West Watertown Plank Rd.). The trailer was donated to the division by Sqwincher Corporation, a leading manufacturer of heat and cold stress hydration products.

The trailer, donated by Sqwincher Corporation, will feature a Radio Mobile Communications System and Hydration Dispensary


The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN) system will allow the trailer to serve as the hub for communication transmissions during disaster relief efforts and general ministry outreach throughout the Wisconsin and Upper Michigan area, a first for this region. The trailer can accommodate two to three staff people at any given time. Continue reading

Kent Corporation Employees Volunteer for United Way

Muscatine, Iowa has held a United Way Day of Caring event for the past 10 years. Kent Corporation has great participation from their employees and this year was no exception.  Sixty employees volunteered their time for a morning or afternoon session.  In 2016, the Day of Caring included over 75 service projects around the city of Muscatine.  Some of the jobs employees worked on included: helping an elderly person with fall clean-up, painting at the MCSA building, mulching at Kent Stein Park, yard work at the Musser Museum, painting at the Boy Scout Camp, and helping at the Flickinger Learning Center. Continue reading

Grain Processing Corporation receives Energy Efficiency award at 4th Annual Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities Conference

(Des Moines)- The Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) was awarded a Leadership in Energy Efficiency award by the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities after a nomination from Muscatine Power and Water (MPW).


Troy DeJoode, Executive Director of the Iowa Association of Municipal Utilities presented the award to Bill Chrisman, Senior Process Engineer at GPC. On hand to represent MPW were Gage Huston, MPW Director for Power Production and Supply, and Paul Burback, Energy Service Advisor. Continue reading

Kent Nutrition Group donates $20,000 to Iowa agricultural education

From the Iowa FFA Foundation, Inc:


ANKENY, Iowa – December 1, 2016 — The longstanding partnership between the Iowa FFA Foundation and Kent Nutrition Group (KNG), a division of Kent Corporation, recently took a great leap forward as the animal nutrition company made its largest one-year gift to date, to agricultural education in Iowa.


Kent Corporation and Kent Nutrition Group donated $20,000 to the “I Believe” Campaign — an Iowa FFA Foundation giving program to help support the mission of the Iowa FFA Enrichment Center by raising $5 million toward the debt retirement of the facility construction. The ultimate goal is to help secure the future financial stability of agricultural education in Iowa. Continue reading

Kent Corporation Employees Help Build Habitat for Humanity House

Muscatine, Iowa – A new Habitat for Humanity house currently underway received much needed help from Kent Corporation employees donating their time and abilities. Habitat for Humanity is building their eleventh home in the Muscatine area with the latest project at 415 E. Jackson, Wilton, Iowa.   Kent Corporation decided to proactively support this project, by encouraging employees to dedicate one day in November to helping on the home building project. This project is part of Kent Corporation’s ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of the Muscatine community.

Two groups of employees from Kent Corporation and its subsidiaries volunteered to help with roofing and siding at the Habitat for Humanity house.

Two groups of employees from Kent Corporation and its subsidiaries volunteered to help with roofing and siding at the Habitat for Humanity house.


“We are thrilled Kent Corporation has made this project a priority for their companies,” said Don Lampe, President, and Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors, “It is encouraging to see such dedication in continued support of our program. The mission of Habitat for Humanity is to build simple, affordable housing for people in need.” Continue reading