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Kent Faces Threat of Wildfires in Australia

MUSCATINE, Iowa (January 14, 2020) – Kent Corporation hopes relief comes soon as historic fires continue to burn in Australia. Kent Pet Group, Inc.’s subsidiary, FibreCycle®  has three locations in Australia, including one in Lonsdale, SA and two in Queensland. Kent is working with these communities to provide support during this natural disaster.

“Our facilities and our people are currently safe but on high alert as the risk of new fire and spreading fire is severe,” said Mike Eversmeyer, President of Kent Pet Group.  

The fires, fueled in part by drought and Australia’s hottest and driest year on record, have scorched an area larger than the size of Indiana since September. Australia is roughly similar in size to the continental United States. All Kent employees send their thoughts and deepest sympathies to those impacted.

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Kent Nutrition Group Welcomes New Hampshire Governor Sununu on Bow Feed Mill Tour

Governor Sununu tours Bow Feed Mill and discusses local impact

New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu visits Kent Nutrition Group’s Blue Seal manufacturing feed mill in Bow. Pictured from left to right: Wayne Dimond, KNG Eastern Regional Director of Operations; Carol Reynolds, Kent Corporation VP of Human Resources and Communications; Mike Gauss, KNG President; Governor Chris Sununu; Michael Yanski, KNG Bow Plant Manager; Shawn Connor, KNG Quality Control Supervisor; Nick Richardson, KNG Northeast Dairy Sales Manager; Mike Higgins, KNG Bow Production Superintendent

BOW, N.H. – New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu highlighted one of the state’s great businesses with a tour of Kent Nutrition Group’s (KNG) Blue Seal manufacturing feed mill in Bow on Monday, December 9. The plant in Bow was built in 1942 and produces animal feed for its valued customers across the New England area.

The governor’s tour of the facility lasted an hour and was focused on issues facing the community and feed mill industry. Governor Sununu concentrated on commercial and public use of railroads, the dairy industry and workforce development.

“I have driven by this building since I was five years old, but have never had the opportunity to walk in, so this is great,” said Governor Sununu. “I can’t believe this whole operation runs with 12 people,” he said.  

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GPC Honored with 2019 Friend of Food Science and Human Nutrition Award

AMES, Iowa (November 5, 2019) — Grain Processing Corporation was recently honored with the 2019 Friend of Food Science and Human Nutrition Award, presented by the Iowa State University Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Grain Processing Corporation accepts the 2019 Friend of FSHN Award. Pictured from left to right, Nathan Brewer, Kent Corporation Director, Marketing Enterprise Innovation; Kelly Belknap, GPC Applications Scientist; Tonya Armstrong, GPC Senior Applications Scientist; Jeff Underwood, Kent Corporation Vice President, Enterprise Innovation.

“The contributions [Grain Processing Corporation] has provided to FSHN (Food Science and Human Nutrition) students and faculty over the years made [Grain Processing Corporation] the perfect candidate for this award,” said Ruth MacDonald, Professor and Chair of the Department of FSHN at ISU.

Grain Processing Corporation (GPC) and its parent company, Kent Corporation collaborate with ISU in many ways. It is a core value across Kent Corporation to work for the win-win; investing in the future generation of researchers, thought-leaders and champions of the food industry, supports Kent’s vision to be a recognized leader in sustainable and nutritious foods and ingredients for the whole family.

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Kent Nutrition Group Donates Animal Feed to Camp Courageous

Donated animal feed to Iowa special needs camp helps campers explore world around them

MONTICELLO, Iowa (October 30, 2019) — Camp Courageous’ exceptional mission is assisted by Kent Nutrition Group (KNG), a subsidiary company of Kent Corporation, through donations of animal feed. This commitment by KNG, through its social impact program KNG GIVES will help the year-round recreation and respite-care facility continue to care for animals that provide an amazing activity geared toward empowering campers to explore the world around them through hands-on learning experiences.

Uriel Moore, Camp Courageous Nature Director with the animals at the year-round recreation and respite-care facility. The animals are fed with donated Kent feed.

“KNG’s goal is to be a trusted manufacturer of animal nutrition and we are proud that Kent feed fuels the animals at Camp Courageous,” said Mike Gauss, President of Kent Nutrition Group. “The impact the camp has on thousands of individuals lasts well beyond their stay and we are grateful to contribute to that experience. Feeding the animals is one small piece of what goes into the amazing organization that is Camp Courageous.”

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Kent Corporation Donates $10,000 to New ISU Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office

MUSCATINE, Iowa (October 14, 2019) — Kent Corporation donated $10,000 to support a new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office. A ribbon cutting on October 10 marked the grand opening of the facility, located at 1601 Plaza Place in Muscatine.

“Kent Corporation’s investment in the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office Remodel has allowed us to build financial stability and programmatic capacity through the ownership of our office,” said Krista Regennitter, County Extension Director.

Every year, more than 1 million Iowans directly benefit from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educational programs for economic grown, healthy families, thriving communities and sustainable environments. Kent Corporation was recognized as a Lavendar Rosette Donor for its donation.

A ribbon cutting at the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Muscatine County Office marks the grand opening of a new location on October 10, 2019.
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